New MRI scanner could revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors

New MRI scanner could revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors

According to an article by Zara Adams done through the University of Southern California, new MRI’s are improving the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. More specifically, Cushing’s tumors. As Cushing’s tumors are incredibly small and so the standard tests require blood, urine, and even sinus sampling tests. With the high-power resonance provided in new 7 Tesla MRI’s these tumor’s are more easily spotted and diagnosed. This much less invasive and far more precise practice was tested by neurosurgeon and associate professor at USC Medical School, Gabriel Zada and John Carmichael, of USC’s Pituitary Center; at Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute.

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