As an imaging procedure, magnetic resonance tomography has become essential in clinical practice, since it can easily make organs and tissue visible. However, until now abnormal cancer cells or small centers of inflammation remained almost invisible. Now cell biologists from Berlin, Germany, have succeeded in fixing this problem with xenon magnetic resonance imaging.
In this interview with MEDICA.de, Dr. Leif Schröder from the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) explains how xenon magnetic resonance imaging is not just applicable in medicine, but also in other areas.
Dr. Schröder, how does xenon magnetic resonance imaging work?Leif Schröder: Xenon magnetic resonance imaging is a particular advancement of traditional magnetic resonance tomography. It uses so-called hyperpolarized xenon, a harmless noble gas combined with a special contrast agent to create a stronger...
Read more in the interview: http://www.medica-tradefair.com/Xenon_MRI_interview_Schroeder_ToM_11_2014