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Non-invasive imaging

Scientists have identified visual changes in the bone marrow caused by acute myeloid leukaemia. The imaging technique used is now being tested in hospitals to see if it could help predict whether different treatments will be effective in individual patients.

The team used dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in mice to see how this cancer affects the bone marrow blood vessels. The technique is useful for measuring blood flow and permeability of different tissues. They found decreased blood flow in the bone marrow of mice with AML in comparison with healthy mice.


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