Iranian scientists eye to use molecular imaging for early disease diagnosis
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 1
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
A team of Iranian researchers are working on the early diagnosis of diseases by using molecular imaging.
The Bushehr Medical Science University team has started to use nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, according to the team leader Dr. Majid Assadi, ISNA news agency reported Apr. 1.
The research aims at diagnosing such diseases before they are discernible through CT scan and MRI, said Assadi.
He added that the team has on agenda to test the method on other diseases, such as MS and thyroid cancer.
Iran's nuclear science and technology has been affected by years of negative outlook by Western powers, which led to the imposition of harsh sanctions on the country.
Iran says that it intends the technology only for peaceful purposes, dismissing the idea of limiting its R&D programs as an inalienable right.