News tagged with contrast agents

A leap forward in X-ray technology

X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body's soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in General Physics
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Tiny bubbles hold big promise for NMR/MRI

( —Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that tiny bubbles carrying hyperpolarized xenon gas hold big promise for NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and its sister technology, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), as these ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Analytical Chemistry
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More light for medicine

PET scan, CT and MRI are almost standard in today's diagnostics – highly developed and very sophisticated. Although more capable and less cost-intensive, laser-optical diagnosis methods are, up to now, far less prevalent. ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Engineering
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The cradle of the nanoparticle

Nanoparticles are versatile harbingers of hope: They can serve as active medical agents or contrast media just as well as electronic storage media or reinforcement for structural materials.

dateFeb 14, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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