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Studies of MRI relaxivities of gadolinium-labeled dendrons
Author(s): Hongmu Pan; Marie-Christine Daniel
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Paper Abstract

In cancer detection, imaging techniques have a great importance in early diagnosis. The more sensitive the imaging technique and the earlier the tumor can be detected. Contrast agents have the capability to increase the sensitivity in imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Until now, gadolinium-based contrast agents are mainly used for MRI, and show good enhancement. But improvement is needed for detection of smaller tumors at the earliest stage possible. The dendrons complexed with Gd(DOTA) were synthesized and evaluated as a new MRI contrast agent. The longitudinal and transverse relaxation effects were tested and compared with commercial drug Magnevist, Gd(DTPA).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8025, Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology VIII, 80250F (26 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885271
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Hongmu Pan, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Marie-Christine Daniel, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8025:
Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology VIII
Brian M. Cullum; Eric S. McLamore, Editor(s)

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