Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Combined Imaging Technologies May Better Identify Cancerous Breast Lesions

By combining optical and x-ray imaging, radiologists may be better able to distinguish cancer from benign lesions in the breast, according to a new study published in the online edition and January issue of Radiology. Researchers at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital helped develop a combined optical/x-ray imaging system capable of obtaining both structural and functional information of the breast.

Link to full Radiological Society of North America release.

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