In one in three Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (MRI), doctors use a metallic chemical called Gadolinium contrast to enhance the visibility of the MRI scan.
This chemical was thought to be safe until recently, when scientists found trace amounts of it in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued tougher warnings on the use of this chemical.
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A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Molecular Theranostics and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the USA have discovered a process that allows the use of MRI to detect aggressive, metastatic tumours early in prostate cancer patients.
While their study, published in the journal Biconjugate Chemistry, was done on mice models, the researchers consider this a breakthrough stu... ››› more
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