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Hello, our names are Lin Mousa and Hayley Sanchez, this semester we participated in a research project dedicated to analyzing the interactions of contrast media with the molecular components of fruits to compare how they would react with the human brain. This project involved the injection of fruits with varying contrasts and the imaging of the diffusion and interactions of the contrast within the fruits with X-rays. With setup technical parameters on the x-ray equipment images were taken with identical setups at an hourly rate for several days. The final results of this experiment indicated that contrasts such as Gadolinium destroyed the water barrier faster, therefore making it significantly more toxic compared to the other contrasts being used such as iodine. These results are relevant now and for future experiments because further steps can be taken to understand the toxicity of contrasts that are used in the everyday health field within the human body.


This poster was presented at the 34th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, May 5, 2021. Mentors: Profs. Subhendra Sarkar and Zoya Vinokur (Radiologic Technology).

This research project was supported by the CUNY Research Scholarship Program (CRSP).



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