New compound for medical examinations developed in Siberia

New compound for medical examinations developed in SiberiaScientists in Tomsk, in Siberia, have created a new iron nanoparticles-based preparation specimen for medical examinations which is said to be safe and effective

Scientists in Tomsk, in Siberia, have created a new iron nanoparticles-based preparation specimen for medical examinations, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing a statement by Pavel Postnikov, a senior professor at Tomsk Polytechnic University?s biotechnology and organic chemistry chair and the project leader. The new chemical compound could reportedly be used in a range of examinations, such as ultrasound, MRI, X-ray, etc. It is less costly and believed to be safer for the human body than the existing analogs as it enables diagnostics of a greater number of diseases, including most severe such as liver, lymph node or brain problems, and other diseases. In most of the preparation specimens available in the market today, the salts of a heavy metal called gadolinium are used, which may cause rare but possible complications in a patient...