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MR spectroscopy helps identify cancerous breast tumors

pants achieved significantly improved accuracy in assigning a probability of malignancy.

"Spectroscopy gives us an additional piece of information about the biochemical composition of the tumor," explained senior author Michael Garwood, Ph.D., associate director of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research and the Lillian Quist - Joyce Henline Chair in Biomedical Research Professor of Radiology at the University of Minnesota. "When the standard MR imaging exam is inconclusive, the spectroscopy measurement can improve the rate of detecting a cancerous breast tumor."


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Radiological Society of North America
26-Jul-2005


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