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SWIFT MRI helps find cancer needle in the haystack

According to Curtis Corum, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology in CMRR, finding small tumors can be like finding needles in a haystack.

“In addition to mammography, using dipole-matched filtering with our MRI method SWIFT (SWeep Imaging with Fourier Transformation) will allow radiologists, oncologists and surgeons to more accurately diagnose and design a treatment plan for diseases such as breast cancer,” said Corum. “Combined with targeted nanoparticles and thermal therapies such as those being developed in the mechanical engineering lab of University of Minnesota researcher John Bischof, Ph.D., we hope to enable vastly improved diagnoses and targeted therapies for breast and other cancers.”