Expand the scope of molecular imaging.
Due to its favorable characteristics in terms of spatial resolution, penetration depth, real-time operation, sensitivity and specificity, MSOT can be used for a multitude of applications.
The method impacts many areas in biological, pharmacological, medical and materials-related research. Key applications include:
- Cancer: Analysis of angiogenesis, tumor hypoxia and distribution of targeted molecular probes
- Cardio: Imaging of cardiac arrhythmia, ischemia, plaque formation, and biomarkers of plaque vulnerability
- Brain: Analysis of glioblastoma, perfusion, stroke, and neurodegenerative disease
- Kinetics: Real-time visualization and quantification of temporal and spatial changes in probe distribution to analyze pharmacokinetic properties, drug delivery, and organ function
Importantly, the application field can be expanded at the user end and tailored to the specific needs.
Based on its strong roots in academic research and a close collaboration with partners in academia and pharma research, iThera Medical is continuously exploring new applications and is confident that MSOT will become the diagnostic imaging method of choice in a significant number of preclinical and clinical applications.