The liver is an ideal organ for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) due to its size, plus the inherent contrast it enables compared to other tissues and lesions; this results from the high iron content which acts as a natural MRI contrast agent. For such reasons, liver tumor MRI is a major area of clinical and preclinical oncology imaging. At Covance, we have been performing liver tumor MRI for over a decade to evaluate mouse syngeneic intrasplenic liver metastasis models, orthotopic human tumor xenografts (PDXs), and GEM models. Liver tumor MRI facilitates use of models with more clinically relevant context, enabling:
MRI can maximize chances of successful clinical translation for novel liver tumor therapies. Contact us to learn more and to obtain example data.
Written by: Deanne Lister Site Director, Molecular Imaging Center at Sanford