Posted by : brij fbEducator Tuesday, 3 July 2018


Researchers from Duke University, MIT and Nanyang Technological University have demonstrated how sound waves can be used to detect cancer. Published in the medical journal, Small, the method has been proven to be less invasive that standard practices and efficient enough for clinical use. “Biopsy is the gold standard technique for cancer diagnosis,” Tony Jun Huang, the William Bevan Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke, said. “But it is painful and invasive and is often not administered until late in the cancer’s development.” With this new method, sound waves are set up at an angle to blood flow. As…

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