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MRI may Aid in Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment Of Diabetes

by VR Sreeraman on August 9, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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 MRI may Aid in Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment Of Diabetes

Scientists have found that non-invasive imaging (MRI) may aid physicians in the early diagnosis, staging and treatment of diabetes.

The study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, is the first of its kind to apply non-invasive imaging techniques to diabetes research.

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"With noninvasive MRI we have the ability to evaluate beta cell mass, a major factor of insulin secretion that is significantly reduced in type two diabetes and almost gone in type one," said Dr. Anna Moore, lead author of the study.

"We are also able to detect inflammation of the pancreas and vascular changes associated with type one and type two diabetes. This opens a huge area that is closed right now," she said.
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"Knowing the number of functional beta cells left would allow physicians to develop the most appropriate treatment plans for their patients. It would also allow them to respond, change or manipulate those treatment plans at any time.

"Noninvasive MRI could no doubt tremendously assist in achieving insulin independence in patients with diabetes," she added.

The study is published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Source: ANI
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