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Researchers Devise X-ray Approach to Track Surgical Devices, Minimize Radiation Exposure

April 16, 2013

illustration of a surgical tool in a human lung Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in "minimally invasive" surgical procedures, while also limiting the patient's exposure to radiation from the X-rays. Full Story

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