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MARCH 6, 2007
  A Closer Look Inside Our Lungs: Penn Researchers Develop Two Novel Imaging Techniques Aiming for Earlier Detection of Disease
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Images of an animal lung taken with a hyperpolarized MRI. A liquid solution containing Carbon-13 was injected into the bloodstream. The MRI picks up the signal as the Carbon-13 moves moves through the lung; looking at these images provides information about localized blood flow in the lungs.

Image Credit: Rahim Rizi, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

MRI Image of Animal Lung (C-13)
 


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