New Tool For Early Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer, University of Helsinki, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Turku University Central Hospital, University Hospital of Grenoble Study

ESRF -- Scientists from Finland, Germany and the ESRF have developed a new X-ray technique for the early detection of breast cancer. This allows a 3D visualization of the breast with a high spatial resolution and is extremely sensitive to alterations in the tissue, such as those generated by cancer. This technique could be used in the next years in hospitals. It may help doctors to detect tumours with greater precision than is possible using current X-ray mammography. The results of this research appear today in the journal ¨Radiology¨.

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