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Medical Imaging Agents

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Scientists develop new technique to get detailed images of mouse neurons

Scientists can now explore nerves in mice in much greater detail than ever before, thanks to an approach developed by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy. The work, published online today in Nature Methods, enables… Read more →

New fluorescence-imaging agent could improve diagnosis, guide surgeons during tumor removal

CEA-Leti and CLARA today announced the development of a new fluorescence-imaging agent that could significantly increase surgeons’ accuracy when removing cancerous tumors.

LipImage™ 815 was developed in the NanoENO project, which focused on producing a nano-scale contrast agent in the… Read more →


Highly specific fluorescent nanoparticles could enable personalized medicine

Scientists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena; Germany) and colleagues have produced highly specific fluorescent nanoparticles that, with near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye, can be guided to the liver or kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients… Read more →

New technology could ‘light up’ cancer cells during surgery and improve cancer surgery outcomes: First human clinical trials underway

On Target Laboratories LLCand Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could “light up” cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible during surgical procedures.

The technology was developed by Philip Low, the Ralph… Read more →

Fluorescence imaging and MRI-capable nanoparticles could track disease

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) have developed new nanoparticles that can perform fluorescence imaging along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in living animals. Such nanoparticles could help scientists to track specific… Read more →

New molecular imaging technology could improve bladder-cancer detection

The researchers identified a protein known as CD47 as a molecular imaging target to distinguish bladder cancer from benign tissues. In the future, this technique could improve bladder cancer detection, guide more precise cancer surgery and reduce unnecessary biopsies, therefore… Read more →

FDA approves a new ultrasound imaging agent

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere) for patients whose ultrasound image of the heart (echocardiograms) are hard to see with ultrasound waves.

Lumason is a contrast agent made up of gas-filled microbubbles (or… Read more →

Fluorescent, Magnetic Nanoparticles Aid Bioimaging

Nanoparticles that fluoresce to enable tracking in the body can also be precisely manipulated with magnetic fields.

Manipulating the particles with electromagnets is key to using them in biological research because the tiny particles could otherwise get lost in the… Read more →

Photoacoustic method enables noninvasive, dynamic imaging of small intestine

Nanoparticles suspended in liquid, ingested by patients, promises to enable photoacoustic tomography (PAT) imaging for a noninvasive, real-time view of the small intestine.1 The advancement could help doctors better identify, understand, and treat gastrointestinal ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome,… Read more →

Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive. A new study suggests that an experimental radiolabeled compound, which is designed to latch onto a protein called tau that… Read more →

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