Joint BME faculty members Mark "Marty" Pagel and Julio Cárdenas-Rodríguez have joined with the Canadian company Cubresa Inc. to bring NuPET technology to the University of Arizona.
The UA team are pairing the compact positron emission tomography scanner with a dynamic MRI technique to develop a novel preclinical approach for characterizing cancerous tumors.
The dual-mode system aims to provide a more precise image and, ultimately, a quicker diagnosis.
"A single imaging mode is not enough to reveal all the permutations and gain a diagnostically useful understanding of what’s going on inside the tumor," said Pagel. “But, as we refine our approach, I’m confident that better interpretations will be made, and that could translate into better outcomes for patients.”