Any evaluation following our standardized approach would be likely to have similar results regarding prevalence and outcome. Multivariate analysis suggests that multiple elements impact the prevalence of occult metastases and the outcome and that local radiation therapy and adjuvant systemic therapy, endocrine therapy particularly, attenuate the unfavorable aftereffect of occult metastases. The magnitude of the differences in outcome between individuals with and those without occult metastases was small at 5 years but warrants continuing follow-up and analysis..We believe this handheld FTIR can be a game-changer for the mobile FTIR field, stated Phil Binns, Agilent's vice president and managing director of Spectroscopy. It’s not only portable and compact, but its advanced ergonomics make the operational system comfy to use for extended periods of time, leading to better-quality data. Users is now able to get rapid, field-based analyses without the sample preparation, reducing enough time to actionable results. Two versions of the brand new FTIR are available: one built with a deuterated triglycine sulfate infrared detector that covers a wide range of materials analysis applications, and a high-performance version, equipped with a cooled mercury cadmium telluride detector thermoelectrically.