Friday, 23 February 2018

Newer Breast MRI may be more accurate and faster

Research conducted out of Germany suggests that a new MRI technique without use of a contrast agent may more accurately detect cancer vs. harmless lesions.  According to lead researcher Dr. Sebastian Bickelhaupt, head of teh Breast Imaging Research Group at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, the new MRI "maps the movement of water molecules in the tissue.  If a malignant tumor grows in the tissue, it disrupts the healthy tissue structure, which changes the movement of water molecules in this area."  According to the study, this new technique detected 98% of breast cancers accurately, reducing false-positive findings by 70%.

To read more about this study, click here.

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