Cancer Removal: Innovative Technologies 2015
Recently, in the field of diagnosis and therapy of cancer tumors, a new technologyEmboGuide, which is also called inverting surgery. A few days ago, a presentation of a three-dimensional navigation technique was made, which improved this surgical intervention with the help of detailed visualization of cancerous blood vessels. Such an invention is a sufficiently effective method of anticancer therapy, which is performed by overlapping tumor-feeding vessels.
EmboGuide is an innovativesurgery to remove cancer, during which two times more pathological vessels are detected than with conservative vascular diagnostics.
This invention was presented to the general public in the Netherlands. Representatives of the company indicate that this technology was originally intended for minimally invasive surgical interventions on hard-to-reach cancerous tumors.
Cancer Removal - Advantages of EmboGuide Technology
- Automatic detection of large and small cancer vessels.
- High-quality visualization of the structure of malignant neoplasm.
- Reduced levels of radiation exposure, which provides radiological safety for the patient and the treating doctor.
The level of detail of the smallest elements of this technique corresponds to contrastive magnetic resonance imaging and is performed in real time. At the same time, a cancerous tumor is operated with unique accuracy.
Endoscopic operations for brain cancer
Modern approaches to the concept of how to treat brain cancer include endoscopic intervention. Traditional surgical operations to remove the tumor necessarily include cranial trepanation (opening the cranium), which causes significant trauma to the patient. Endoscopic intervention causes a point incision, through which a special surgical instrumentation is introduced. Promotion of the instrument and removal of malignant neoplasm is carried out under the control of an optical device that allows monitoring the course of the operation. This operation ensures the integrity of the nearby blood vessels and nerve endings. In addition to radical excision of the tumor, endoscopic technology allows isolating pathological fluid from the cerebral ventricles.
IKnife Innovative Scalpel for Cancer Removal
The latest research by chemists has revealed that the lipid ratio can be used to determine cancerous tissues and healthy body structures. An innovative scalpel analyzes the cell membrane for lipids and fats. As a result, during the operative intervention, identification of a cancerous tumor is carried out.
The essence of the development is the connection of the electric scalpel to the computer. This technology is callediKnife. Scientific research has indicated that this technology is very effective in the field of recognition of malignant neoplasm and detection of tissue belonging to a cancerous tumor. In addition, iKnife distinguishes between primary cancers and metastatic lesions of internal organs.
To date, around 100 surgical operations for the removal of cancer have been made in this world in this technology. Surgeons note the high efficiency of the scalpel, which performs the identification of tissues in a few seconds.
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Video glasses for anti-cancer intervention
Scientific studies of scientists at Washington University led to the invention of special "nameless" glasses. This technology implies a direct preoperative introduction into the body of a patient with a diagnosis of cancer of a fluorescent fluid. This substance causes the glow of cancer cells with a blue tint.
During the radical surgery, the surgeon wears special glasses that capture the specific glow of the malignant neoplasm. The sensitivity of such a device is so great that it is able to identify the glare of cancer tumors whose size does not exceed 1 mm.
The main disadvantage of this technique is the shortness of the period of glow of malignant tissues. Therefore, medical research at this stage is focused on finding a way to extend the working time of fluorescence.
Stereotactic surgery to remove cancer
The study of the possibilities of radiological radiation made it possible to develop such techniques for contactless removal of tumors as the Gamma Knife and the Cyber-knife.
The first method of excision of malignant tumors consists in the use of a special helmet, in which there are about 200 openings with ionizing radiation. In the course of surgical intervention, highly active radiographic rays converge in the area of the pathological zone, while providing a total oncotoxic effect. It should be noted that while the intact tissues of the intact body remain intact.
Cyber-knife technology includes the use of a special robotic apparatus in which a linear accelerator of radiological particles is independently fed to the required area of action. This technique allows you to conduct a radiological intervention on all parts of the body, in contrast to the Gamma Knife, which neutralizes only cranial tumors.
The main advantage of these methods is:
- the ability to remove inoperable neoplasms;
- the bloodlessness of radiological intervention;
- absolute painlessness of the operation;
- absence of cuts of skin and trepanation of the skull;
- high accuracy of surgical treatment.