Department of Bioengineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The high atomic number of bismuth and the density of bismuth sulfide enable a significant X-ray attenuation making the particles visible in CT images. Traditionally, cancer diagnosis using CT is challenging due to the poor resolution of tumors.
Current oncology research requires the use of time-consuming, and expensive, mouse models such as genetically engineered mice (GEMMs) or severely compromised immunodeficient (SCID) mice that are hosts to transplanted human tumour cells.