Contrast Agents

Azim Celik1, Weili Lin2

1 General Electric Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit B6.4
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mib0604s04
Online Posting Date:  May, 2002
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Abstract

Contrast agents in general are exogeneous substances employed to alter natural tissue contrast. The motivation behind the use of contrast agents in MR imaging is to further enhance contrast between normal and diseased tissue types and indicate functionality of an organ. The focus of this unit is to give to the basic mechanisms of contrast agents in MR without going into their clinical applications.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Technical Discussion
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Literature Cited

Literature Cited
   Lauffer, R.B., Parmelee, D.J., Dunham, S.U., et al. 1998. MS‐325: Albumin‐targeted contrast agent for MR angiography. Radiology 207:529‐538.
Key References
   Haacke, E.M., Brown, R.W., Thompson, M.R., and Venkatesan, R. 1999. Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design. John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  Contrast enhancement with T1‐shortening contrast agents is described in this text.
   Lauffer et al., 1998. See above.
  This article describes in detail the recent contrast agent, Angiomark.
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