19F MR Characterization of Fluorinated Proteins and Relaxation Rate Enhancement with Gd-DTPA for Faster Imaging

  • Vimal D. Mehta
  • Ralph P. Mason
  • Padmakar V. Kulkarni
  • Penny Lea
  • Anca Constantinescu
  • Peter P. Antich


Proton magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a well established clinical modality, which provides excellent anatomical definition. The judicious use of magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agents enhances anatomical definition and novel agents with enhanced specificity are being developed. Currently, there is a major thrust to achieve functional imaging providing local physiological parameters with high temporal and spatial resolution.


Lattice Relaxation Time Proton Magnetic Resonance Imaging Relaxation Agent Total Imaging Time Sodium Trifluoroacetate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vimal D. Mehta
    • 1
  • Ralph P. Mason
    • 1
  • Padmakar V. Kulkarni
    • 1
  • Penny Lea
    • 1
  • Anca Constantinescu
    • 1
  • Peter P. Antich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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