CABI – glucoCEST MRI technique

CABI (part of UCL) have developed an MRI technique that utilises tumours’ aggressive uptake of sugar to identify themselves. The patient drinks a sugary drink, and then enters the MRI scanner, where they take advantage of the interchange of protons between water and sugar. Because the sugar is more strongly absorbed by the tumour, the size and location of the tumour can be accurately determined. This is a non-invasive, non-radioactive diagnostic technique. We produced the animation below, detailing how the technique works. More info here