T-rays, the same technology used at airport security check points, can now be used to search underneath human skin to diagnose cancer like melanoma in the earliest stages.

Dr. Rahman, the president and chief technology officer of Applied Research & Photonics, states that malignant melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer and begins in the deepest parts of the epidermis where there are pigment-producing cells. Using T-rays to detect melanoma is ideal because they are 'non-ionizing' radiation--unlike X-rays, which are 'ionizing'--that don't cause any damage to the body. In addition, T-rays only penetrate a few millimeteres through skin, cloth, and nonmetallic material. 

T-rays can also be used to measure real-time absorption rates of beauty products such as topically applied drugs and shampoo. It may also help detect tooth decay, trace pesticides, and to test the effectiveness of skin cosmetics.

To prevent skin from sun damage on a daily basis, use a daytime moisturizer with SPF, such as the Rejuvenating Day Lotion SPF 30.



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