Santa Clarita MRI reports that scientists at the University of Manchester, Institute of Cancer Research, in London, have developed a new MRI machine that gives doctors the ability to pinpoint malignant tumors before they proliferate and allow physicians to develop more effectual treatment options. The new MRI machine examines the brain and searches for locations of oxygen deprivation inside of the tumors, which is normally a sign of radical tumor growth.
The new MRI imaging machine was pretested on mice and when significant results were found, the technology was applied to human patients suffering from brain tumors. It was found that the machine allowed for more accurate monitoring of tumors and enhanced methods of tracking the effectiveness of radiology treatment.
Simon Robinson, director of technology and principle investigator on the research project stated that their technology could have profound impacts on the treatment of brain cancer. By detecting the tumors early, doctors are confident that they can have a much better chance of counterbalancing the effects of the cancer. Robinson feels that his team’s investigations clearly demonstrate that the proper use of oxygen-driven MRI machines can allow for the enhanced ability to detect tumors.
It was stated that, before the development of the new technology, there was no validated imaging techniques that allowed for physicians to readily asses cancerous brain tumors at such an early stage in their development. The researchers site their study as a major advance in the care of brain tumors and hopes that the technology will become ubiquitous so that all people in need could benefit from the technology.
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