What the scientists of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University have created can be called an ultrasonic scalpel. It allows non-invasive removal of malignant tumors in many internal organs at an early stage.
The Russian development in its capabilities significantly exceeds the existing foreign counterparts. They usually work in conjunction with an MRI, which makes the procedure very expensive. The domestic ultrasonic scalpel performs three functions at once - diagnostic, therapeutic and thermometric.
First, the device detects the tumor using a diagnostic scanner, after which a special force sensor comes into operation, emitting narrowly targeted ultrasonic signals that destroy the malignant formation.
As one of the leading development specialists Alexander Berkovich explained, Russian technology is unique and has no analogues. Scientists, together with the Novosibirsk Instrument-Making Plant, intend to launch the production of installations in 2 years.