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Scanning for Skin Cancer: Infrared System Looks for Deadly Melanoma

February 26, 2010

cooling skin before scan Researchers have developed a noninvasive infrared scanning system to help doctors determine whether pigmented skin growths are benign moles or melanoma, a lethal form of cancer. Full Story

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