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Paramagnetic contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging of the mediastinum and lungs



Paramagnetic contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging of the mediastinum and lungs



Journal of Thoracic Imaging 1(1): 74-78



The use of paramagnetic contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lungs and mediastinum has been the subject of preliminary investigation. Gadolinium-DTPA (Gd3+-DTPA) is a suitable intravenous paramagnetic contrast agent for imaging cerebral tumors and liver tumors. Its use in the thorax is more speculative, but early animal experimental data suggest that contrast-enhanced MRI may have a place in the assessment of pulmonary edema and lung parenchymal damage.

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DOI: 10.1097/00005382-198512000-00010


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