Tag: "xenon" at medical news
MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon
...s have put a new spin on an oldtechnology by using xenon
to generate the first high-resolution magneticreso...ysicists---that aligns or "polarizes" molecules of xenon
gas and delivers itto the rat in controlled single-breath doses. The U-M is one of several instituti...
Inert gas may help stop damaged nerve cells from dying
... from Imperial College London have discovered that xenon
gas could help in protecting damaged nerve cells. ...e experiment, he and his colleagues had found that xenon
was capable of blocking the effects of a particular type of glutamate receptor the same receptor im...
Detection at a distance for more sensitive MRI
...h step for the best results. Using laser-polarized xenon
gas as the medium for "remembering" the encoded in...undings to encode NMR and MRI information. Because xenon
is a noble gas, chemically inert and nontoxic, it is ideal for many biological applications. In hype...
UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants
...cialize the technology he developed for polarizing xenon
gas. "Prof. Hersman's initial work was driven by ...development." When inhaled by patients, polarized xenon
allows MRI to produce a clear picture of the lungs' interior, which cannot be seen with conventional...