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How Might NASA and Satellite Imaging Improve Cancer Detection?
Baowei Fei, PhD
A new imaging technology originally designed for NASA satellite imaging and remote sensing is now revolutionizing the world of cancer detection and image-guided surgery. Hyperspectral imaging collects information using a camera to measure the electromagnetic spectral signals from a given object like a tumor. Individual pixels within the image have different electromagnetic spectrums. Individual pixels provide explicit spectral information in real time, providing detailed information on the object being imaged. Hyperspectral imaging would allow doctors to have a high resolution image of a patient body and allow them to identify cancer earlier than current technologies.