Fluorine Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Ulrich Flogel, Eric Ahrens

October 21, 2016 by Pan Stanford
Reference - 462 Pages - 67 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814745314 - CAT# N11756

USD$199.95

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Features

  • Covers research on 19F MRI for use in natural science and medicine, including aspects from chemistry, biology, physics, various diagnostic methodologies, and computer simulations
  • Includes contributions from international leaders in the field and offers numerous interesting recent applications from the authors’ research. The combined authorship provides a unique multidisciplinary flavor
  • Illustrated throughout with high-quality figures and references to accompany each section

Summary

Over the past decade, fluorine (19F) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has garnered significant scientific interest in the biomedical research community owing to the unique properties of fluorinated materials and the 19F nucleus. Fluorine has an intrinsically sensitive nucleus for MRI. There is negligible endogenous 19F in the body and thus there is no background signal. Fluorine-containing compounds are ideal tracer labels for a wide variety of MRI applications. Moreover, the chemical shift and nuclear relaxation rate can be made responsive to physiology via creative molecular design.

This book is an interdisciplinary compendium that details cutting-edge science and medical research in the emerging field of 19F MRI. Edited by Ulrich Flögel and Eric Ahrens, two prominent MRI researchers, this book will appeal to investigators involved in MRI, biomedicine, immunology, pharmacology, probe chemistry, and imaging physics.