Artificial intelligence will be able to detect patients’ complications


Scientists at the TSU Laboratory for Biophotonics, with specialists from the Tomsk Scientific Research Institute of Microsurgery, have developed a new tool for diagnosing lymphedema, a severe pathology that can develop after radical treatment of several oncological diseases. The difficult outflow of lymphatic fluid leads to severe edema and inflammation of the limbs. Researchers have learned to identify the early symptoms of this using multiphoton microscopy and computer image analysis, which are used for face recognition and machine learning.

- Such pathology as lymphedema occurs as a result of impaired lymphatic outflow and obstruction of the lymph sinuses, - says Yury Kistenev, head of the Laboratory for Biophotonics, executive director of the TSU Institute of Biomedicine. - Lymphedema is genetically determined, but an acquired or secondary form is often found. It can develop under the influence of various factors, including after surgery, for example, in patients undergoing radical treatment for breast cancer.

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