'Ultrasound Breakthrough' can spot Cancer Earlier - BBC News
Thursday, 3rd October 2019
A new ultrasound technique is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in the technology for more than 60 years.
Developed at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, it produces images that are 10 times better than current scans.
Researchers believe its ability to precisely pinpoint tumours could one day replace biopsies in investigating suspected cancer cases.
The method, which is about to begin trials in human patients, uses existing scanning equipment.
In 1958, Prof Ian Donald of Glasgow University pioneered the use of ultrasound to reveal how babies were developing in their mothers' wombs.
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