In their efforts to bring together all pre-clinical MRI expertise in the Lausanne area, the In Vivo Imaging Facility (IVIF) at AGORA invited research staff scientists of the CIBM MRI EPFL Animal Imaging and Technology Section to present their work and share their expertise on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the context of tumor imaging.  Dr. Cristina Ramona Cudalbu, responsible of the 9.4 Tesla MRI, as well as her colleagues Dr. Bernard Lanz, responsible of the 14.1 Tesla MR and Katarzyna Pierzchala, Neurochemistry lab manager adressed the following questions:  Would you like to follow the metabolism of your tumor model in vivo by MRI overtime? Would you like to determine a spatial metabolite profile of the tumor in vivo in order to identify specific zones of development, undergoing hypoxia…?and shared that in addition to the simple anatomy of the tumor, MRI can help oncology many ways and enables critical functional assessments such as vascularization, metabolism and characterization of the tumor microenvironment.

Dr. Pina Marziliano, the CIBM Executive Director was invited to join the visit and grateful acknowleges to Dr. Alexandre Benechet, Head of IVIF for the invitation.


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