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1. (WO2018136865) TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING CANCEROUS CELLS IN EXCISED TISSUE SAMPLES USING IMPEDANCE DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/136865    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/014662
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 23 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 5/053
A61B 5/05
Applicants: NOVASCAN, INC.
Inventors: GREGORY, William David
SHELL, John
VOITH, Paul Richard
ALTMEJD, Moshe Morrie
Title: TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING CANCEROUS CELLS IN EXCISED TISSUE SAMPLES USING IMPEDANCE DETECTION
Abstract:
One embodiment of the present application sets forth a method for detecting cancerous cells in a sample of excised tissue. The method includes a first subset of electrodes included in an electrode array measuring, at a first operating frequency, a first impedance of a first section of the sample. The method also includes computing a first Cole relaxation frequency for the first section of the sample based on the first impedance. The method also includes determining that the first section of the sample contains cancerous cells based on the first Cole relaxation frequency.