Research team by MRIscanner (left to right): Kevin Johnson; Ali Bilgin, PhD; Manoj Saranathan, PhD; Mahesh Keerthivasan, PhD; Sagar Mandava, PhD; Jean-Philippe Galons, PhD;Scott Squire; Jose Rosado-Toro, PhD; and doctoral students Lavanya Umapathy, Philip Martin, Charles Iglehart, and Zhiyang Fu —with Maria Altbach, PhD. (Photo: Jane Pruitt/University of Arizona Department of Medical Imaging)
UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer
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In the case of colorectal cancer, the detection of early metastases to the liver is crucial for patient survival. A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team featuring Dr. Ali Bilgin is developing a novel imaging technique to detect the spread of colorectal cancer. The group aims to provide better outcomes for patients through the use of novel MRI methods to diagnose early tumor spread, providing patients and physicians greater treatment options, including non-surgical alternatives.