Manganese: a new contrast agent for lung imaging?
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Gobbo, O.L., Zurek, M., Tewes, F., Erhardt, C. & Cémillieux, Y., Manganese: a new contrast agent for lung imaging?, Contrast Media Mol I, 7, 6, 2012, 542-546
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Lung parenchyma remains one of the most difficult tissues to be imaged by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Several MRI techniques are routinely used for lung imaging. However, manganese-enhancement MRI (MEMRI) technique has not been associated with pulmonary MRI. Here, we evaluated T1-enhancement in the rat lung after a manganese instillation, using a 4.7 T magnet with a radial ultrashort echo time sequence. Our data showed that the signal intensity was increased in lungs receiving a manganese solution compared with a control solution to the lungs. MR signal enhancements above 30% were measured in lung parenchyma following 200 ml instillation of a 1 mM manganese chloride solution. MEMRI, therefore, may be a useful novel tool for enhancing signal intensity and image contrast in lung tissue.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Contrast Media Mol I;
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Subject (TCD):Immunology, Inflammation & Infection