Improving high-strength MRI technology and techniques to assess cancer, inflammation, brain degeneration and injury
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The implantation of metallic devices has become increasingly common, especially with the rise of joint replacements. The need is projected to continue rising with the age of the population, as 3.5 million knee replacements are projected to be done in 2030. Better imaging techniques are needed to assess complications due to tissue inflammation near the implant, as well as to better check for cancer recurrence near implant sites after treatment for osteosarcoma.
By improving MRI images near metal implants, physicians will be better able to test for a number of potential post-implantation complications including local tissue inflammation, loosening of the implant, infection and recurrence of osteosarcoma allowing physicians to assess the status of an implant and make more informed decisions if any problems arise. In addition, researchers aim to implement a number of newly designed techniques to improve clinical monitoring of brain degeneration and traumatic brain injury, among other conditions.
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