Contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of lung cell cultures
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Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed, and the development of methods to image diseased lung tissue by MRI is of utmost importance. Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CE-MRI) was used to noninvasively evaluate spin-spin relaxation time, T1, of lung cell cultures infused with various clinical gadolinium-based contrast media for imaging. In this study we used a clinical 1.5 Tesla scanner and the contrast agents: Omniscan, MultiHance, Gadovist and ProHance. A significant five-fold reduction of T1 relaxation time was obtained.
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