Radio therapy is a practical means to destroy carcinogenic tissues, but at the expense of concurrently damaging the surrounding tissues. In images diagnostics the technique known as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) (politically correctly known as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) has been used for many years with singular efficiency, high resolution and with negligible secondary effects. The application of magnetic fields to cross body tissues by using a fequency sweep allows the detection of different absorbents, if any that could hint an anomaly. One of the few incomptibilities to the use of NMR is the presence of prothesis or other elements in the scanned area. A rather new problem found, is the growing number of people that have tattooes on their bodies. Although some inks do not possess resonant properties some of them do, mainly due to the use of iron oxide based pigments.
The goal of this work is to generate a therapeutic procedure that integrates NMR and some tissue dopants, to fight diseases like Cancer, by burning ill tissues and leaving healthy tissues unharmmed. Thus, inverting the evidence about a negative fact and recognizing the effect of energy transmission through the magnetic field, the idea is to attack effectively and with minimum side effects the presence of malignant tumors.
It is important to stress that an invaded organ like the spleen, if properly and exclusively infiltrated with a dopant that resonates at a frequency in the magnetic field bandwidth, would destroy the doped tissues in the spleen and leave all the other organs unharmed, even if they are in the path of the magnetic field beam.
It is assumed that the magnetic beam focusing has been addressed before in the applications of imaging. The application of the dopant requires a serious and thorough research. The process requires to reach a practical and effective therapeutical procedure. The stages that need the involvement of experts in different disciplines and a managing team to monitor and lead the course of the project. These stages are sketched in the next lines:
Identification of low toxicity substances for each of the possible malignant tissues.
Spectral characterization of each one of the substances identified in 1.
Identification of the healthy bounds for the intensity of the magnetic fields at the frequencies found in 2 for each kind of tissue.
Identification on the healthy limits of the concentrations of the dopants (the substances from 1) according to the host tissues.
Design of specific magnetic resonators for each tissue-dopant combination.
Classification of the sensitivity of all the possible malignant tissues.
Pain control and application of anesthetics: When is it neccesary?
Experimental research on the length of the recovery process and the schedule of dopant dosages.
Investigation on efficient, precise and tissue-specific application of dopants.
Study on the absorption decay of the dopants.
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