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Fluorine Magnetic Resonance Imaging

edited by Ulrich Floegel and Eric Ahrens

Since the first published images in the mid 1970s, 19F MRI has made a significant comeback in molecular and cellular imaging during the last 10 years. This book is written by an international gathering of scientists who have been expert witnesses to this renaissance, covering every aspect from physical, chemical, and biological perspectives.

Dr. Jeff W. M. Bulte, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814745314
  • Subject: Medical and Health Physics
  • Published: October 2016
  • Pages: 446

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.

About the Editors

Ulrich Flögel is professor of experimental cardiovascular imaging at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany. His research focuses on the interplay of function, energetics, metabolism, and inflammation and its role in the development of cardiovascular diseases using innovative multinuclear MRI/MRS techniques.

 Eric Ahrens is professor of radiology and director of Stem Cell Molecular Imaging at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on adapting MRI to visualize cellular and molecular events in vivo. His lab is developing novel materials and methods for MRI-based cell tracking that are used for monitoring cell therapies and cellular immunological processes.