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New imaging techniques can be used to diagnose diseases

Modern imaging methods can be used to obtain accurate structural images of the body. They can be used to diagnose diseases, and plan treatments and monitor their effects. Nowadays, we can examine and analyse even living cells to the accuracy of individual molecules.

Turku BioImaging (TBI), provided jointly by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, offers top-quality imaging technology to researchers. TBI also trains researchers in the use of modern biomedical imaging techniques and develops international infrastructures in the field.

“Imaging is important for research. You can comfortably say that it is now one of the most important areas in biological and medical research of all kinds,” says TBI’s Administrative Director Kankaanpää.“Now we need to find out what genes do and how they interact with other genes and their environment. What would be a better way to do this than simply seeing what is going on.”

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