Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a very versatile technique that offers not only excellent morphological information, but also functional and physiological. Furthermore, important advances during last years in the development of highly sensitive contrast agents using nanotechnology approaches have brought MRI into the molecular imaging arena. Thus, small animal MRI scanners have become a key tool in the development of magnetic nanoparticles for medical diagnosis and therapy.
>> Anatomical Studies: tumors, inflammation, Degenerative diseases, etc.
>> Functional Studies: brain perfusion, vascular permeability, in vivo metabolic profiling, etc.
>> Pharmocokinetics and Biodistribution of new Contrast Agents (or any drug magnetically labeled)
>> Monitoring of Drug Delivery and Targeting
>> Follow up of Therapy Response