A team at Washington University in St. Louis developed an imaging technique for rectal tissues to assess risk management of colorectal cancer.
Biomedical professor Quing Zhu, PhD, and her team created the imaging technique, acoustic resolution photoacoustic microscopy coregistered with ultrasound, and paired it with artificial intelligence, according to a March 26 news release. The imaging was better at identifying residual tumors in treated rectal bed tissues.
AR-PAM/US imaging was better at discerning residual cancer from scar tissue compared to other techniques such as an MRI. Results of the research were published in Radiology March 23.