Scientists fashion tiny ‘lyre’ to ensure medical imaging systems are in tune

Focused chemists in lab coats and safety goggles making experiments.

Skoltech researchers have created a solution for quick functional checks of optoacoustic microscopes and tomographs. These are diagnostic devices that use harmless laser irradiation and ultrasound waves instead of X-rays for detecting breast cancer and, potentially, diagnosing early-stage skin cancer and identifying atherosclerotic plaque type, if used endoscopically.

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