How to avoid biopsy
1997/12/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
Israeli scientist Hadassa Deraki of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot has prepared a system to discriminate whether tumors are benign or not without extraction. It injects contrast and tracks the body using magnetic resonance imaging and computer analysis.
The main advantage of this system is the absence of traumatic biopsies. Method successfully applied to 18 women with breast tumor. Eight had fibroadenoma and ten had cancer.