Israeli doctors have developed a new imaging procedure to monitor cancer patients without exposing them to the dangers of radiation.
Imaging Without Radiation
Doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center have developed a new method to monitor tumors without injecting patients with radioactive substances.
Magnetic resonance imaging can alert doctors to suspicious acidity levels in the body and reveal the existence of a tumor. The researchers used a diagnostic tool to measure metabolic cell activity. Consequently, they were able to determine whether tumors are benign or malignant. Furthermore, they can also assess various treatments.
This method avoids using a biopsy or other invasive procedures to measure a tissue’s acidity levels. Moreover, it also can determine whether a tumor is malignant or benign without giving patients unnecessary radiation.