PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Oncologist Dr. Veshana Ramiah
is passionate about providing quality care for cancer patients and stays abreast of the latest developments in the field. As more research is done and new technologies and treatments are designed, it could hold positive results for patients. Early detection can help in effectively treating cancer. A recent article on Mashable reveals research that may lead to improved detection of colon cancer. Dr. Veshana Ramiah weighs in on these developments.
Colon cancer is a disease that affects many Americans. The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2013, doctors will diagnose 102,480 Americans with this form of cancer. And at the same time, approximately 50,830 people will die from colon and rectal cancer combined. Research has shown that when precancerous lesions in the colon are detected early, it lead to a reduction in death rates. This has led researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to take action. They claim that they have developed a way to provide more accurate images of the surface of the colon, which could help doctors to better detect precancerous lesions and catch it earlier on.
This new technique, known as photometric stereo endoscopy, would create three-dimensional maps of the colon's surface. The maps are created using multiple light sources and fine measurement software. This is an improvement over current two-dimensional images. The images produced are more detailed than those created using two-dimensional fiber optic cameras. And when compared to current dye-based photography, this technique is faster and more controllable. The multiple light sources provide the same effect as the contrast, but the doctors can easily turn them on and off as needed. With these improved visuals, detecting precancerous lesions could become easier.
If doctors are wondering what this means for their current equipment, they need not fear. They can add the necessary hardware and software changes to newer endoscopes to allow them to access this mapping technology. The system still needs to undergo clinical testing, however, and that will take place in Madrid.
For physicians like Dr. Veshana Ramiah, these developments may hold hope for future cancer detection and treatment. "This is certainly an exciting and innovative approach to more accurate and earlier detection of cancer," she says, "and I look forward to results from their clinical trials once they are completed." These trials could impact the way that she diagnoses patients in the future. She aims to stay on top of the latest developments and research trends to see how it is changing the way that medical professionals work and how diagnosis and treatment methods are improving. Dr. Veshana Ramiah is dedicated to her work in oncology and helping patients to navigate the difficult journey of dealing with cancer.
For Dr. Dr. Veshana Ramiah
, helping to treat cancer patients is a rewarding and fulfilling career. Through her training at Royal Marsden Hospital, the second largest cancer center in Europe, she became even more passionate and involved in dealing with this complex and life-changing condition. Throughout her career she has provided patients with the personal care and attention they need to help them through treatment and recovery. She strives to treat the person as a whole, not just focusing on their physical needs, but on their mental and emotional needs as well. Her focus is on state of the art cutting edge medicine that is individualized and relevant to every patient's unique needs.