Developing new ways to monitor the progress of bone grafts

Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
VIVOIMAG aims to develop a new contrast agent to improve visibility and enable the real-time evaluation of bone grafts using existing scanning and imaging techniques. Such innovation could, in the future, have a substantial impact on the medical field of tissue regeneration.

A growing number of bone grafts are being carried out across the globe in order to repair bone lost or damaged as a consequence of trauma, surgery or the removal of cancerous tissue. Such procedures are expected to become increasingly widespread as Europe’s population ages.

The EU-funded VIVOIMAG project is working to improve the success of bone implants by means of a new contrast agent that would improve the visibility of bone tissue within living biological structures.

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Multimodal imaging of the in vivo fate of bone transplants
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