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 ...

Dec 04, 2013 4.8 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast

Light can detect pre-cancerous colon cells

After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary ...

Oct 11, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Double strike to fight cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Diagnosis and treatment form the basis of modern medicine. Traditionally, they are two separate steps; however, it doesn’t have to be that way. The term “theranostic” refers ...

Mar 01, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Two-in-one imaging agents

(PhysOrg.com) -- Accurate visualization of living systems is key to the correct diagnosis and effective treatment of many diseases, as well as an improved understanding of biological processes. Magnetic resonance ...

Mar 19, 2012 not rated yet 0