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China Study Finds EUS Better Than CT For Diagnosing Lung Cancer

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Chinese researchers said in a published study endoscopic ultrasound is superior to the three usual methods of diagnosing lung cancer with X-rays. The Chinese University of Hong Kong scientists said the device was tested to see if it was better at diagnosing patients who have obscure abnormal shadows on chest X-rays that need further examination. The researchers concluded the EUS was better than more traumatic methods of computer tomography, bronchoscopy or surgery. In addition to viewing that is superior to the CT scan, they said, the flexible endoscope is capable of taking samples without the need for anesthesia. (Click here for more

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