Contrast media

  • E. Schouman-Claeys
  • G. Frija


Tissues contrast in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is dependant primarily upon the relaxation times T1 and T2, proton density, and blood flow. Signal differences between various structures are usually enhanced by appropriately altering MR pulse sequences in order to visualize the effects of these parameters. In order to improve this capacity for tissue differentiation, and therefore the sensitivity of MRI, the use of MRI tracers to mark normal or pathological tissue has been proposed.


Proton Relaxation Paramagnetic Substance Magnetic Momentum Paramagnetic Contrast Medium Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Medium 
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