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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Medical Imaging Agents

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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 →

Nanodiamond tech lights new path in medical diagnostics

Earlier this month TechCrunch featured a look at a company that wants to make a difference in finding cancer before it spreads using nanodiamond-based technology. The idea is that nanodiamonds can detect molecular abnormalities at an early stage, and as… Read more →

Near-infrared imaging helps make cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes

A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) has developed a new method to help surgeons see an entire tumor in a patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome. Their approach relies on an injectable dye… Read more →

Bagasse-derived fluorescent carbon dots for bio-imaging

Carbon quantum dots (CDs) are the new stars of carbon nanomaterials. This is thanks to their numerous potential applications in biomedical imaging, photocatalysis, sensing and optoelectronic devices. Despite numerous achievements in this area, finding alternative, simple and low-cost routes to… Read more →

Researchers establish new strategy to help surgeons see entire tumor in patient

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

With a… Read more →

New self-assembling nanoparticle helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier.

The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors… Read more →

Review proposes imaging tools to help visualize peripheral nerve regeneration process

Researchers at the Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering in Taipei, Taiwan, led by Dr. Hsu have been involved in peripheral nerve regeneration research for more than ten years. Dr. Hsu and her team have focused on development of polymeric… Read more →

Eden licenses Sandia’s technology to develop radioactive isotope for medical diagnostic tests

An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States. Known as moly 99, it is made… Read more →

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