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The Importance of Medical Imaging

In the past 20th, innovations in radiation imaging technology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, and computer topography  have greatly enhanced a physician's ability to detect problems earlier and provide for effective treatments. They provide patients with a minimally invasive procedure to help diagnosis internal problems such as bone fractures, ulcers, and tumors. Recent advances in nanotechnology and imaging equipment have allowed researchers to take imaging to the next level. This includes reliable tracking of molecular and cellular movement within a person, 3-D imaging, and early detection of cancerous tumors.

Quantum Dots

 Semiconductor nanocrystals with great fluorescence that enable molecular tracking and better surgical precision

Gold Nanoparticles

Gold particles can be used for imaging cancer, monitoring blood flow, mapping blood vessels, and allow for 3-D imaging

Possible Concerns

Potential toxicity issues involving quantum dots and gold nanoparticles

 

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