Take a new look at cancer.
The distinguishing MSOT characteristics are high spatial resolution, unparalleled molecular contrast combined with high sensitivity, real-time operation, cost-effectiveness, and the use of non-ionizing radiation. While some of the established imaging modalities attain some of these features, none combines them in one modality.
With its superior characteristics, MSOT can therefore image with superior characteristics cancer processes associated with tumor growth and treatment such as angiogenesis, cell proliferation, and apoptosis.
MSOT uses target-specific biomarkers to highlight tumor mass, cells and surrounding vessels. Real-time image acquisition and reconstruction further allows the observation of dynamic phenomena associated with tumor and tissue physiology, free of motion-related artifacts.