MRI scans are essential to help us diagnose brain cancers. But current techniques can’t always give us the precise information we need about what type or subtype a tumour is, its malignancy, and how far it has spread. Developing new techniques will help us learn more about a brain tumour before we operate.
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Advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques for in vivo assessment of tumour heterogeneity, risk factor, and treatment response in paediatric cancer
Dr Patrick Hales
Institute of Child Health, University College London
London WC1N 1EH
1 April 2016
“My hope is that we can use imaging to tell us more and more about actually exactly what type of tumour a patient has and get them onto the right treatment pathway as soon as possible.” Dr. Patrick Hales talks about his research and his motivations in this video.