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NASA Infrared Camera Helps Surgeons Map Brain Tumors

Using an infrared video camera developed by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., surgeons are testing thermal imaging and image processing to see if they can create useful maps of brain tumors.

Researchers want to see if the camera, which detects infrared -- or heat -- emissions might help neurosurgeons better visualize tumors before they operate and also find tiny clusters of cancerous cells that might remain after surgery.

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