Unformatted text preview: technology used in nuclear resonance imaging-“nuclear resonance imaging” (chem laboratory) vs. “magnetic resonance imaging” (makes people feel more comfortable)-Sitting MRI, “MRI operating room”-Chemical “marker” – contrast agent- provides a way for clinician to detect differences between tissues (sometimes there is no contrast ) - development of contrast agents and new magnets means physicists, biologists, etc. are all involved in MRI research & development-Injection of contrast agent means procedure ceases to be non-invasive (injection of dye)-FDA approval of contrast agents (effective “complexation” needed to eliminate the toxicity – “wrapping” an ion in another chemical – aka gadolinium, which would replace calcium in body if it wasn’t “wrapped” with other chemicals for stability-...
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- Spring '08
- Magnetic resonance imaging, Medical imaging, MRI, Contrast Agents, Clinical Molecular Imaging, nuclear resonance imaging