Detecting cancer earlier is goal of new medical imaging technology

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies.
The potentially lifesaving technique uses nanotechnology to reveal small cancerous tumours and cardiovascular lesions deep inside the body. It is showing promise in early tests by Rutgers researchers in the schools of engineering and pharmacy.