Customizing visibility to multiple imaging systems.
Apart from having markers that combine visibility in CT-MRI and MRI und ultrasound, hybrid contrast is always a solution customized to the application. Therefore we offer our clients dedicated, customized synthesis for the application/instrument needed. Some examples:
- For experimental research into bone regeneration we have created a silica-covered SPIO-Gold aggregate, This contrast agent was dried and added to Ca-phosphate bone cement (Ventura et al, 2012). A small (2 %, w/v) mix caused optimal visibility of bone in CT and MRI.
- For navigation of instruments in magnetic particle imaging, we have embedded existing contrast agent (ResoVist®) into a specific coating and put this on commercially available devices. This work has been conducted for UKSH in Lübeck (Germany).