The laboratory’s activities are aimed at creating a method for diagnosing oncological diseases using laser technologies, as well as creating a component base for a laser-plasma proton accelerator, one of the applications of which is cancer therapy.

Activities of the laboratory

The laboratory of Physical Methods and Acousto-Optic and Laser Equipment for the Diagnosis and Therapy of Oncological Diseases was established in 2014 as part of the implementation of the University’s competitiveness improvement program (Project 5-100). The laboratory is working on the creation of innovative biomedical experimental equipment and devices, new methods of cancer diagnosis and therapy based on the latest laser technologies, the study of new trends and breakthrough applications of photonics in biomedicine.

The aim of the project is to create acousto—optic systems for hyperspectral laser fluorescence diagnostics of oncological diseases and acousto-optic equipment for femtosecond laser system for hadron therapy of oncological diseases and positron emission tomography systems.

The scientific team of the laboratory united the efforts of leading specialists in the field of acousto-optics and image processing systems (STTC Acousto-Optics of NUST MISIS), laser physics (Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod), oncology (ENC RAMS, Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University), crystal physics (TvSU, Tver). As part of the project, a unique complex of research equipment has been created that allows conducting research in the field of biomedical optics. As part of the cooperation, one of the most powerful lasers in the world (the 5th at the time of creation) was developed and built.