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Mayo Clinic Researchers Develop A New Imaging Test For Diagnosing Breast Cancer

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June 26, 2002
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Mayo Clinic researchers have found that breast tumors can be detected with a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance (MR) elastography. This test uses a combination of sound waves and MRI to evaluate the mechanical properties of tissues within the breast. In the future, this could mean earlier and more reliable diagnosis of breast cancer. The study was published in the June 2002 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that breast tumors can be detected with a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance (MR) elastography. This test uses a combination of sound waves and MRI to evaluate the mechanical properties of tissues within the breast. In the future, this could mean earlier and more reliable diagnosis of breast cancer. The study was published in the June 2002 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.


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