Image of the Day: Vessels For Days

A novel contrast agent made up of tiny iron oxide nanoparticles can label blood vessels, and highlight adverse events such cerebral ischemia, in dogs and monkeys. 

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2017

The vasculature inside a beagle’s head is revealed by magnetic resonance angiography coupled with PEG-IONCs.  INSTITUTE FOR BASIC SCIENCESee Y. Lu et al., “Iron oxide nanoclusters for T 1 magnetic resonance imaging of non-human primates,” Nature BiomedicalEngineering, doi:10.1038/s41551-017-0116-7, 2017.

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