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Researchers develop MRI scan to detect cancer using sugar

from Medical News Today

Researchers say they have developed a new way of detecting cancer by giving patients an injection of sugar before doing an MRI scan. Scientists from University College London have developed a technique they call glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer. The work, published in the journal Nature Medicine, is based on the fact that tumors consume a higher amount of glucose compared with healthy tissues, as a way of sustaining their growth. more

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