October 30, 2006
"Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an important non-invasive technique for visualizing the body, but it has its limits."
A new imaging technique that combines MRI and optical imaging may allow researchers to image cellular activity such as gene expression in live animals as well as detect the expression of enzymes that become active in cancer cells, cell death, and inflammation. By detecting specific cells that are producing enzymes associated with cancer, researchers and clinicians could tailor therapies to each patient's needs.
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