The University of Michigan has published an interesting material that explains how ultrasound technology will help destroy cancerous tumors in the near future.
Instead of surgery, it is planneduse histotripsy technology, the meaning of which is to send short targeted pulses of acoustic energy. As a result, tumor cells are damaged and stress is caused.
However, this method has not been fully explored. The impulse, depending on the location of the tumor, can touch nearby tissues, and it is not yet known whether this will somehow affect them.
Now the technology is being actively studied, and successful experimental experiments are being carried out on rats with liver tumors.
As a result of the impact of impulses, even partial destruction of the tumor led to a stop of the progressing disease or to the destruction of the remaining tumor.
To date, trials are already underway in Europe and the United States on human livers infected with cancer.
Given that liver cancer is one of the most common and dangerous forms, I would like these studies to be successful and make life easier for many patients.