Magnetometry as a method for assaying iron in liver and liver biopsies
Iron overload diseases are very common throughout the world. The diseases
result in large quantities of iron oxide being deposited in body tissues.
At present, the accepted method of measuring the iron load in the liver is
to remove a small piece of tissue using a needle. New non-invasive methods
based on magnetometry might replace the invasive needle biopsy methods.
This project involves the measurement of the magnetic properties of samples
of rat liver in order to test the feasibility of such an approach.