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New And Better Cancer Detection For Young Patients

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Stanford University scientists have developed a safer way to detect tumors in young cancer patients.

The current standard is a whole-body C-T scan which exposes patients to radiation equivalent to 700 chest x-rays and raises the risk of developing other cancers later in life.

The new M-R-I  based method involves injecting patients with nanoparticles of iron to make tumors stand out, without using any radiation. Studies comparing both techniques found the MRI was just as accurate and specific in identifying tumors as the C-T scan without the x-ray exposure.

The Stanford research team said more long-term research is needed.

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