Clinical Hospital No. 1 of the Silesian Medical University has been provided with an AURORA spectral cytometer. This is the most modern and the only equipment in Poland designed for young patients for in-depth diagnosis of oncological and haematological diseases.
The spectral cytometer is used to analyse the bone marrow of patients in the following areas: diagnosis of leukaemias and lymphomas, monitoring the treatment process, determining prognosis and indirectly explaining their causes. Funds for the purchase of the equipment – PLN 1.2 million – were raised by the ISKIERKA Foundation, thanks to the support of donors.
The spectrometer, which enables the simultaneous assessment of more than 20 markers on a single cancer cell, will be used to better diagnose acute leukaemia patients treated at the Zabrze hospital, as well as children from all over Poland, and children from Ukraine, more and more of whom are being treated in Polish hospitals.