With support from the Chemical Measurement and Imaging Program, Prof. Yung-Ya Lin and his group at UCLA are developing "Active-Feedback Magnetic Resonance" for sensitive imaging of magnetic nanoparticles and aggregates (e.g., ferritin and hemoglobin). The approach has two major advantages: enhanced imaging sensitivity with positive contrast and experimental robustness due to fixed-point spin dynamics. These two features provide superior sensitivity/contrast in imaging magnetic nanoparticles and aggregates, as compared to existing methods.

The work will enable improvements in magnetic resonance with potential biomedical applications (molecular imaging and early disease detection). In addition, web-based materials will be developed to promote training, teaching, and learning in molecular imaging and magnetic resonance.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Chemistry (CHE)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1112574
Program Officer
Tanja Pietraß
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-08-15
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$410,000
Indirect Cost
Name
University of California Los Angeles
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90095