FURI | Spring 2024

Utilizing Magnetic Nanoparticles to Advance MRI-based Hyperthermia Abilities

Health icon, disabled. A red heart with a cardiac rhythm running through it.

This research leverages the emerging capabilities of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), exploring their potential to create a hybrid system intertwining magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiofrequency (RF) hyperthermia. The incorporation of MNPs facilitates an advanced MRI system with an included RF hyperthermia component, enhancing imaging efficiency and allowing precise treatment through artificial hyperthermia for various bodily conditions. This innovative approach advances technology, elevating existing fields by significantly improving accuracy and efficiency in both MRI systems and potential solutions previously considered unattainable. Promising substantial enhancements in both diagnostic precision and therapeutic effectiveness.

Student researcher

Bryan Rangel Valle

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2026