Radiation-free technique shows promise for detecting pediatric tumors

02/18/2014 | HealthDay News

An MRI-based approach using a type of iron supplement as a contrast agent was just as effective as traditional radiation scans in detecting tumors, according to a study of 22 8- to 33-year-olds with malignant tumors. The new technique detected 158 tumors, while PET-CT scans found 163 tumors, researchers wrote in The Lancet Oncology.

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