New diagnostic technique for tumors certainty in only one breath. Lung Tumors can be diagnosed already soon only on the basis of the breath. By merely breathing on a metal-coated sensor, it is possible to detect a tumor. As it reported the private-krankenversicherung.de Internet portal, a corresponding chip was developed now Caltech Institute by researchers of Israel in Haifa. 42 organic substances in the human breath made in tests with 96 both healthy and diseased lung cancer subjects.
This can contribute to a diagnosis of a disease in the lungs. Above all 4 of these substances, which prove the existence of a lung tumor in corresponding combination and concentration are crucial. Based on this information a sensor was developed, its plates are covered with gold nanoparticles. This sensor responds to the question 4 substances by puffs on. So a possible lung tumor can be detected at an early stage. Appropriate investigations could due to the instant The far more expensive diagnostic procedures such as X-rays and CT replace analysis. This can possibly contribute to a vast screening. After the positive test results, researchers are now planning the introduction of the procedure in hospitals and already consider to extend the technique to the diagnosis of other diseases. More information: news.private-krankenversicherung.de/... Contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59