Micromagnets Show Promise As Colorful 'Smart Tags' For Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Monday, June 23, 2008 - 22:28 in Physics & Chemistry

Customized microscopic magnets that might one day be injected into the body could add color to magnetic resonance imaging, while also potentially enhancing sensitivity and the amount of information provided by images, researchers report. The new micromagnets also could act as "smart tags" identifying particular cells, tissues or physiological conditions, for medical research or diagnostic purposes.

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