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Old 05-16-2013, 02:15 AM   #22
briandc
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Originally Posted by chadn737 View Post
That sounds nice and wonderful, but its impossible for a computer to identify cancer cells without sufficient knowledge of what that cancer cell is. You also greatly underestimate the difficulty in distinguishing such cells, especially early on from surrounding tissue. And how exactly is a computer going to get to cancer cells that are located in the middle of an organ surrounded by healthy tissue that needs to be saved? This is not a problem for computers, it is a problem of biology, of medicine. Computers do already aid both doctors and biologists, but it can only do so much.
Once a characteristic unique to the cancerous cells is found, removing them would be about as easy as retouching a photo image.
Here are a couple of interesting concepts that *might* be in line with what I think a computer might use to destroy cancer cells:

Photoacoustic_imaging_in_biomedicine

Segmentation_image_processing


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