Bio-magnetic sensors being investigated as cancer diagnostic tool

05/3/2007 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Nanoparticles made partly of iron are being investigated as noninvasive tools to detect early cancers. The magnetized particles are injected into the body and a superconducting quantum interference device determines whether they have bound to any cells. A Harvard radiology professor said the technique is more sensitive than an MRI and if imaging issues can be resolved, the technique could be more advantageous than traditional scanning.

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