Home > News > Nanotech Enables Faster, More Powerful MRI
February 21st, 2007
Nanotech Enables Faster, More Powerful MRI
Molecular nanomagnets have been shown to improve the contrast between healthy and diseased tissues in magnetic resonance imaging.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colo.; Florida State Univ. (FSU), Tallahassee; the Univ. of Colorado (UC), Boulder; and The Children's Hospital (TCH), Denver, Colo., have shown that nanoscale magnets in the form of iron-containing molecules can be used to improve the contrast between healthy and diseased tissues in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. The disclaimer on this discovery is that the concentration of the nanomagnets needs to be carefully managed.
MANA Research Highlight: Smart nanofibers to treat kidney failure March 6th, 2014
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. Establishes and Invests $350,001 in ProMuc, Inc. March 6th, 2014
First Look at How Individual Staphylococcus Cells Adhere to Nanostructures Could Lead to New Ways to Thwart Infections: Berkeley Lab-led research could guide the development of bacteria-resistant materials March 5th, 2014
Dartmouth Researchers Find Promising Results with Local Hyperthermia of Tumors March 4th, 2014
Squeezing light into metals: University of Utah engineers control conductivity with inkjet printer March 7th, 2014
Up-Converted Radio: The way to treat radio waves in a noisy environment is to turn them into visible light March 7th, 2014
Colored diamonds are a superconductor’s best friend March 6th, 2014
Green Chemistry Method Used for Production of Palladium Nanocatalyst March 5th, 2014