February 2021: Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Alpha v-beta-3 Integrin Expression in Tumors

This is a recording of a LIVE webinar presented by Vertika Pathak, a Doctoral Student from the Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging, RWTH University Hospital Aachen in Germany, on February 17th, 2021.

Topics discussed in this webinar:

  • First in vivo proof-of-concept of molecular MRI by repurposing ultrasound contrast agents
  • Superparamagnetic iron-oxide loaded poly-butyl cyanoacrylate microbubbles (PBCA-MB) targeted against αvβ3-integrin vascular epitopes
  • Quantitative assessment of integrin expression in murine breast carcinomas by employing MRI and US
  • Easily implementable and clinically transferable materials and methods
  • Ultrasound-guided tissue-biopsy/tumor excision with whole-body MRI
  • Q&A Session