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New, improved MRI methods

March 28, 2009|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Two new techniques using different approaches to see molecular changes inside people's bodies could lead to faster, more-detailed imaging scans.

The magnetic resonance imaging technologies manipulate the spin of molecules to provide detailed scans that one day could rapidly do things like analyze how well a drug is working or tell how fast tumors are growing, the researchers said in the journal Science.

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