The e-finger project

Alan McNeill, Consultant Urological Surgeon, talks about his ongoing research collaboration with the mechanical engineering department of Heriot Watt University. The prime output of this collaboration has been the development of a fingertip probe that can more accurately assess the mechanical characteristics of the posterior surface of the prostate than a standard DRE. He also discusses the next phase of this collaboration, and future possible applications of the probe in the detection of prostate cancer.

Professor McNeill was a speaker at the RSM winter meeting in Saalbach, Austria, 16-22 January 2016. Read more about the winter meeting here.

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