New lung cancer diagnostics developed in Kazan

New lung cancer diagnostics developed in KazanA young physicist at Kazan Privolzhsky Federal University in Tatarstan, in the mid-Volga area, has discovered a new way of diagnosing lung cancer at very early stages, using special gas-aided tomography

Egor Alakshin, a young physicist at Kazan Privolzhsky Federal University (KPFU) in Tatarstan, in the mid-Volga area, has discovered a new way of diagnosing lung cancer, the Tatarstan university announced. A junior research fellow at the quantum electronics and radio spectroscopy laboratory of KPFU?s Institute of Physics, Mr. Alakshin is suggesting that the current X-raying of a patient?a traditional method that can only detect cancer when a tumor grows big enough to render any therapy barely effective?be replaced with his new approach that he claims can help identify a neoplasm at very early stages. At the heart of the new method is unorthodox lung tomography. ?The idea is to get a patient to inhale gas during tomographic scanning. This could be, for example, polarized helium-3. My research was specifically focused on creating a substance that could help polarize helium-3...