June 30, 1997
Massachusetts General Hospital
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a non-invasive method of detecting early signs of cancer and heart attacks, Science magazine reported today. The new method, known as optical coherence tomography (OCT), produces a clear picture of a cross-section of bodily tissue without requiring surgical biopsy.
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