Determination of Chronic Disease Origin Using Time Reversal Computations
All chronic inflammatory processes in a living organism pass through a series of biological stages to form tumors. This is similar to a natural effort to repair a chronic wound. Sometimes, the origin of metastasized tumors cannot be located with our conventional biomedical and biochemical tools. However, each tumor has a specific growth rate based on an individual’s health status. The tumor growth rate can be calculated from the CT scan information taken at different time intervals. Then one can determine the tumor’s initiation time at cellular level with the help of growth rate parameters. A time reversal mathematical model has been proposed to determine the initiation time of a tumor. This model can be used to estimate the origin of some tumors for better treatment planning in chronic diseases. Since cancer is not a local malady the holistic approach is required to analyze the possible root cause of this degenerative disease.