MRI scans have been
shown to be more effective at detecting subtle variations in tumours which can
help doctors measure the progress of ovarian cancer treatment.
A new study by the University of Cambridge has found that MRI scans can
identify changes in the structure of a cancer, as they measure the movement of
Doctors currently use CT scans to detect any changes in the tumour, but these
can only record alterations in its size and thus are not as accurate as the new
"Advanced ovarian cancer can be very difficult to treat, meaning it's
vital that patients are monitored closely to ensure they are benefiting from
treatment," said Dr Joanna Reynolds, Cancer Research UK's director of
According to the charity, ovarian cancer is the fifth-most common form of the
disease among British women and around 126 cases are diagnosed every week.
© Adfero Ltd
Cancer treatment news : 20 February 2012