New Imaging Technique Improves Prostate Cancer Detection And Treatment

New Imaging Technique Improves Prostate Cancer Detection And Treatment
shutterstock_201445634A research team has developed an improved MRI technique that can provide more effective and precise treatments to address prostate cancer. This imaging technique allows doctors and imaging professionals to obtain clearer images of the precise location of the tumor and its severity. Thanks to a sharper image, more accurate biopsies can be executed, better treatment planning is enabled and surgeons are able to better pinpoint a tumor without affecting surrounding healthy tissue. The research team included scientists from the University of California, San Diego and the University of California, Los Angeles, and their results have been published in the Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease journal. Prostate cancer is the number-one cancer affecting men, aside from skin cancer. This research study addresses a crucial issue in men's health. The American Cancer Society estimates over 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer and nearly 27,540 deaths resulting from the disease in 2015 alone. This new approach allows the restriction of spectrum imaging MRI (RSI-MRI) and improves on the currently used diffusion MRI techniques by correcting for magnetic field distortion to give a more ex
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Isaura Santos graduated with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her professional interests include science communication, public awareness of science and communication of science through entertainment.

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