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Novel magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging

16 months
Approved budget:
Dr Peter Ferguson
Health issue:
Cancer (oncology)
Proposal type:
Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Lay summary
Magnetic nanoparticles can improve the detection of cancer by enhancing T2 weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A novel synthesis has been developed to produce iron nanoparticles with magnetic properties superior to the commercial standard. This project will apply these particles to improve the detection of cancer in a mouse model.