Multispectral Cancer Imaging Instrument

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This skin cancer detection invention works by illuminating the area in question and imaging it in several different spectral bands. The sampled bands are compared to a normal sample by a unique method. Normal and abnormal areas are then displayed in appropriate colors.

The standard testing and removal procedure for skin cancer is called the Mohs technique. This entails taking a thin slice of skin from the top and staining it in order to analyze it under a microscope. This process can take multiple hours wasting time and giving anxiety to the patient as they wait for their results. 

This method and device would be completely non-invasive, and the medical technician would hold the camera with the LED light ring around the periphery of the lens, about 12-18 inches away from the patient. This method allows for the picture taken by the camera to be quickly transferred to a computer, where the patients skin can be quickly and accurately analyzed.


  • Skin cancer testing
  • Skin cancer imaging


  • Ease of use
  • Non-invasive
  • Faster results
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Richard Weite
Senior Licensing Manager, College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
William Wolfe
Nasser Peyghambarian