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Biomedicines 2017, 5(1), 7; doi:10.3390/biomedicines5010007

Nano-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Nano-MRI) Gives Personalized Medicine a New Perspective

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Centre for Microphotonics (H74), Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn 3122, Australia
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Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Parma 43121, Italy
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Military Technological College, Muscat 111, Oman
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School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa
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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Western Cape, Bellvile 7535, South Africa
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
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Academic Editor: Benjamin Franc
Received: 5 November 2016 / Revised: 2 January 2017 / Accepted: 22 January 2017 / Published: 1 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Imaging as a Tool for Personalized Medicine)
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Abstract

This paper reviews some of the major and most recent advances in nanoscale-magnetic resonance imaging (nano-MRI) for personalized medicine (PM). Nano-MRI may drastically expand the capabilities of the traditional magnetic resonance images (MRI), down to the nanometer scale and possibly, in the near future, at the atomic scale. Nano-MRI is potentially able to observe structures which cannot be seen using today’s molecular imaging, with sensitivities of many billions of times better than MRI as currently used in hospitals, for example. The paper briefly reports on the foremost research themes in nano-MRI. View Full-Text
Keywords: personalized medicine; nano-MRI; recent developments personalized medicine; nano-MRI; recent developments
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Rosa, L.; Blackledge, J.; Boretti, A. Nano-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Nano-MRI) Gives Personalized Medicine a New Perspective. Biomedicines 2017, 5, 7.

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