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Device Detects Breast Cancer's Spread, University of Houston Study


5/20/2013 9:03:17 AM

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A device co-developed by a University of Houston physicist to detect the spread of breast cancer and allow physicians to better plan intervention is extending its market reach, bringing it another step closer to clinical trials in the United States. The detecting device, called the SentiMag, uses nano-sized, iron oxide particles which give off strong magnetic signals. Iron oxide particles are already used in MRI contrast agents and are known to be safe.

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