In oncology, for the detection of cancer, there are standard methods — tool — these include X-rays, ultrasound. And the lab — when the biopsy is done and a blood sample and analyzed for the presence of markers.
It is still a problem — low sensitivity of these methods. The presence or absence of disease revealed one way another is not necessarily confirmed.
A team of scientists from the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences set out to find a technology that would be more sensitive, easy to use, and would not require the presence of a doctor special skills.