A new imaging technique allows visualisation inside intact animals

One of the biggest challenges of medical imaging technologies is actually resolving the structures of interest, be it a tumour, a lung or a blood vessel, without the “noise” from other bodily parts like skin or muscle. A new imaging technique allows for visualisation inside intact animals at higher resolution than ever before.

A team of scientists from various institutions in Munich (Germany) have announced the development of wildDISCO, a new scanning technique based on previously used methods that allows for high resolution imaging of bodily structures labeled with antibodies. They tested their method on mice, dead mice, to be more precise as their process involves certain treatments which are not (yet) applicable to living tissue.

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