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Medical Imaging Agents

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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 →

New Fluorescence Marker Enhances Bio-Imaging

A new line of red-shifted fluorescent tissue markers may enhance deep-tissue imaging.

A team from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing,… Read more →

Radioactive tracer with PET MRI imaging helps prostate cancer patients avoid unnecessary surgery

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are pioneering the use of a radioactive tracer in combination with PET MRI imaging to help some prostate cancer patients avoid lengthy and unnecessary surgery.

Severely ill prostate cancer patients are… Read more →

Versatile nanoparticles offer wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents… Read more →

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