Chondroitin sulfate iron colloid as an MR contrast agent for the hepatic reticuloendothelial system.

@article{Kato1993ChondroitinSI,
  title={Chondroitin sulfate iron colloid as an MR contrast agent for the hepatic reticuloendothelial system.},
  author={Takeshi Kato and Yutaka Suto and Takefumi Matsuo},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1993},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={603-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Chondroitin sulfate iron colloid (CSI), a therapeutic agent for asiderotic anemia, is widely used in the clinical field, and its safety has been established in Japan. We studied the potential of this agent for MRI of the hepatic reticuloendothelial system. Chondroitin sulfate iron colloid has a paramagnetic trivalent iron ion and is effective in shortening T2 relaxation time because it is taken up rapidly in the hepatic reticuloendothelial system after intravenous injection… CONTINUE READING