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A new cancer-detection scanning modality

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Texas_wedge
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Yesterday my Daughter drew my attention to some new work in the UK that promises great savings in the field of cancer detection.  Instead of using radioactive sugar in PET scanning, non-radioactive sugar can be used, far less expensively, in conjunction with MRI scans.  This could have a big impact on the numbers. the speed, the hassle of such procedures.

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Texas_wedge
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I meant to say that the work has excellent credentials:

 

The study was carried out by researchers from University College London (UCL) and other research centres in the UK. It was funded by King's College London and UCL Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre, The Institute of Cancer Research Cancer Imaging Centre, Cancer Research UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Medical Research Council, the Department of Health, and the British Heart Foundation.

It was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine.

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NanoSecond
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Here is the actual paper:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cabi/PDF/2013_Walker-Samuel_et_al._Nature_Medicine.pdf

And here is a link to the PR about it:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cabi/publications/press/07_07_2013

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