Sodium MRI device could cut breast cancer false positives

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Electrical engineering professor Neal Bangerter and his colleagues are working to develop new MRI methods for breast cancer screening.
Source: Brigham Young University

One of the major issues with breast cancer screening is reducing the number of false positives, as they can lead to expensive and potentially harmful downstream testing. A new screening technique being developed by a joint Brigham Young University and University of Utah research team aims to solve this issue.

The group has created an MRI device that scans sodium levels in the breast and produces images that are five times more accurate than other techniques, according to the researchers.

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