Published in Cancer Weekly, February 18th, 2003
Now, a team of researchers at the University of Virginia Health System has detected the growth of microscopic blood vessels in tissue for the first time using a common, inexpensive and noninvasive procedure - ultrasound - adding a new potential diagnostic test for patients. The researchers succeeded in using microbubbles, first developed in the 1980s, to image angiogenesis in animal models chemically engineered to grow new blood vessels.
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