Australian researchers have launched a new technology that uses magnetic nanoparticles for medical imaging. While still preclinical, the Momentum MPI system based at Monash University has the potential to create medical imagery of a higher resolution than MRI scans, and it could even be used to direct treatments to certain parts of the body.
Cosmos spoke to Karen Alt, Head of the Nano Theranostics Laboratory at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, about the function of the technology, how it works, and what it could be used for.
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Ellen Phiddian is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a BSc (Honours) in chemistry and science communication, and an MSc in science communication, both from the Australian National University.
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