[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1074894]
A/Pr Vincent Wallace
Brief description The objective of this study is to develop and evaluate a surgical probe that uses novel terahertz technology to guide surgical excision. As an example, approximately 3,000 breast cancer patients per year require a second surgical procedure because of tumour identified close to the edge of tissue removed during surgery. There is a clinical need for an accurate, real-time and non-destructive technique to assess tumour margins during surgery. This tool could also be used for any surgery that requires preservation of normal tissue.
Funding Amount $AUD 599,472.11
Funding Scheme Development Grants