Scientists: in the diagnosis of cancerous tumors need to rely on MRI

Traditional methods of diagnosing cancer include computed tomography and x-ray examination. However, in some cases, conducting studies of this nature threatens to accelerate the multiplication of cancer cells. Radiation is one of the reasons for the growth of tumors, writes CNet.

The solution is simple. Diagnosis should give preference methods MRI with contrast. The results of scientists from Stanford medical school and Children's hospital Vanderbilt prove: the method is not inferior to standard techniques. Differences in diagnosis were found.

MRI waves instead of radiation uses radio waves, which avoids radiation. As a result the doctor protects the patient from additional risk. Have methods and their disadvantages. Possible allergic reaction to the contrast. Also tumors of bone tissue worse visible with MRI than with CT.

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