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Tifton- The Spectroline fluorescent ultra-violet lamp can help authorities detect child abuse that's not visible to the naked eye.

When the light is scanned over the body it will illuminate internal bruises or bleeding. In some cases, it can detect bruises that are several weeks old.

"In the event that it does occur in the middle of the night or after hours it would be available to all disciplines, not just law enforcement, not just medical, but to social workers, the CPS workers as well," says Sheila Luke, nurse manager for the Tift Regional Medical Center pediatric and women's surgical unit.

Tift County authorities say the Spectroline has been instrumental in prosecuting many of the abuse cases they handle.

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