iKnife

iKnife

(Intelligent KNIFE) A surgical knife that detects cancer cells. In 2013, Dr. Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London connected a commonly used electrosurgical knife, which heats tissue to minimize blood loss, to a spectrometer that analyzes the emanating smoke. The iKnife eliminates cutting out additional good cells to ensure the infected ones were removed.
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Professor Zoltan Takats in London is testing whether an "intelligent knife", known as the iKnife, can tell the difference between normal and cancerous cells during breast cancer surgery.
Ben's operation - which saw his surgeon use a pioneering iKnife, a smart scalpel which can detect cancerous cells - will be shown in quite graphic detail.
A cutting-edge example that illustrates the future of faster results is an experimental surgical knife called the iKnife, which identifies cancerous tissues "on-the-fly.
Real-Time Diagnostics in the Operating Room - the intelligent surgical knife, iKnife, uses an electrical current to heat tissue to make incisions with minimal blood loss.
In the first study to test the device in patients, the iKnife diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 percent accuracy, researchers at Imperial College London reported in Science Translational Medicine.
Currently, removed tissue can be sent for laboratory analysis while the patient remains under general anesthetic - but each test takes around half an hour, while the iKnife provides feedback in less than three seconds.
Still, she now wants to see how the iKnife performs in a randomized clinical trial.
The new tool, called the iKnife, delivers a diagnosis in 2.
The iKnife consists of an electric blade hooked up to an instrument that performs chemical analysis.
The iKnife is based on electrosurgery, a technology invented in the 1920s that is commonly used today.
The inventor of the iKnife, Dr Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London, realised that this smoke would be a rich source of biological information.
A 16-year-old boy, who was from London but had been staying in Ely, Cambridgeshire, until recently, and a 41-year-old man, from Kings Lynn, were found dead in separate lakes at the pits | WEDNESDAY JULY 17: A surgeon demonstrating the iKnife - an intelligent scalpel which knows when it is cutting through cancerous tissue.