About the research
What do bone marrow, liver and a tumor have in common? They all consist of so-called "soft tissue". In contrast to hard tissue, such as bones, soft tissue is not easily visualized by a CT scan. In order to study it, therefore, one has to extract pieces from a patient's body. Sarah Vangrunderbeeck (KU Leuven - UC Louvain) is helping to change this. She is working on new contrast agents that should provide better scans. In this way, researchers can gain more insight into soft tissues, such as bone marrow, and hopefully find treatments for related diseases, such as diabetes.