How does the Fluorescent Marker Dye factor into this?
Let's say patient A comes to his doctor's office complaining about a lump in his neck. The lump has been getting larger and he put off having it checked out because, he has a change of insurance and his deductible was rather high. So patient A just saved up the money until he was able to visit the doctor and afford all of the tests that he was going to need. The lump in patient A's neck was now noticeable and the physician was not sure as to where he should send him. Why? because the lump had been painful as of recent and patient A stated that he was not feeling well also. The physician thought could it be a non-cancerous goiter or possibly a cancerous mass and if so could there be cancer elsewhere in the body? A very underpaid assistant had entered the room and informed the physician that his fluorescent contrast marker and UV sensor were in the room for a quick evaluation of the patient. "The physician asked, how do I use it and is it going to take much time?, I have a conference to attend at my kids school and then I have to at least look professional at the other places I work, so we really really got to get going here. I just wanna send him to maybe a physician who removes ingrown hairs, because if I go endocrine on his butt, they will want all of this stuff I don't have the answers to besides the fact that he's already on thyroid medications, so all should be fine." The underpaid assistant says, "I will bring patient A in and then tell you what you need to do." Once inside the exam room a disposable marker that contains fluorescent dye(the dyes/markers come in individual markers all with lot numbers and expiration), is gently placed onto the neck of the patient(not injected), the UV sensor is turned on and placed along the area where the fluorescent dye was put. A chart detailing reference ranges from normal to abnormal color changes is also used. "Hmm." said the physician, "The dye seems to be changing color and it appears extremely abnormal." The fluorescent dye is able to detect cancer cells and change color once the dye detects them. The dye dissipates within several minutes. "Wow!" said the physician. "This was real quick and painless. And, look yo, we got something we can provide to his endocrine." The patient looked on and was happy because he could get disability and get out of work for quite some time. "Nobody lives forever!" he says. Patient A was then sent to his endocrinologist for a biopsy and treatment evaluation. It was this expedient approach to medicine that helped patients who would have probably have seen orthopedic, neurology and gastroenterology physicians to help diagnose a problem that could be detected on the surface... The Fluorescent Marker Dye- detects cell abnormalities instantly, life is like a box of crayons!