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$200 Handheld Scanner Detects Cancer in Just One Hour
This will be quite a breakthrough but have to make sure that these things are properly regulated.
Hand-held Scanner Detects Cancer in Just One HourYou can just imagine how agonizing the wait for cancer scan results must be. Scientists have shortened the time dramatically with this hugely-accurate bedside-scanner, which requires just a needle-full of tissue sample—and an iPhone app to read the results on.
The scientists, from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, developed the nuclear magnetic resonance scanner which uses antibodies and magnetic particles to identify cancerous cells. So far, the results have been impressively accurate at 96 per cent.