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The media office of the Russian Samara National University for Scientific Research announced that medical experts from Russia and Bulgaria are working to create a comprehensive method that will make it possible to improve the accuracy of visual diagnosis of skin cancer.
The university statement states “Samara University researchers, in collaboration with the Regional Oncology Hospital and the Institute of Electronics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, are working to develop a comprehensive method for non-invasive visual diagnosis of benign and malignant skin tumors, which ensures the accuracy of the diagnosis. may be increased to 95-98%. “
“The idea of studying with our Bulgarian colleagues is to combine a number of well-known optical methods used to diagnose skin tumors,” says Dr. Ivan Prachenko from the Department of Laser and Biotechnology at Samara University.
According to him, the experts plan to standardize the Raman analysis method whose accuracy in diagnosing a skin tumor is 80-90%, the near infrared region fluorescence analysis method (its accuracy is about 60%) and the optical fluorescence analysis method (its accuracy is about 65-80%). ).
The media office indicates that on the basis of the new method, a portable device will be created for examinations in clinics and extensive population examinations, as it is sufficient to illuminate a laser beam on the mole or a suspicious spot on the skin. Then the algorithms in the program on the laptop determine with high accuracy the type of tumor.