iKnife: electric scalpel to fight cancerous tumors




Researchers from Imperial College London, presented his latest creation – a scalpel iKnife. It is necessary to warn that the product to Apple tech scalpel this has nothing to do. The scope of application is basically a surgery, but the main feature – the ability to distinguish cancer from healthy tissue.

For detection of cancerous tumors iKnife uses special sensors which analyze combustion tissue during its cutting electric scalpel. This process takes only a few seconds and the analysis takes place almost in real time.

Creator scalpel iKnife Zoltan Takats said that its development will significantly speed up the surgery to remove the tumor and to mankind a great help in the fight against cancer . In this case, for the operation will be taking about half an hour instead of the usual several hours. Moreover, the possibility of a scalpel to help make the operation much better. There is very little risk that after the operation will still be affected cells, which will allow the disease to progress over time.

Currently scalpel iKnife runs a number of checks and tests. Until then, until after the commercialization of the technology and a scalpel iKnife not get into mass production have to be content with an arsenal of weapons that exist today.

Perhaps by this time the cure for this dangerous disease prompt naked mole rats whose immune system against cancer .
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