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Study finds ‘virtual biopsy’ allows doctors to accurately diagnose precancerous pancreatic cysts

Study finds ‘virtual biopsy’ allows doctors to accurately diagnose precancerous pancreatic cysts
Research from doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds a new “virtual biopsy” allows them to definitively diagnose cysts in the pancreas with unprecedented accuracy. This means they can eliminate precancerous cysts and potentially save lives.

The current standard involves testing the fluid inside the cysts. It correctly identifies them as benign or precancerous 71% of the time. Researchers found that when the virtual biopsy is added to the standard of care, the diagnostic accuracy jumps to 97%. The study is published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read more . . .


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