Molecular imaging using hyperpolarized 13C.

@article{Golman2003MolecularIU,
  title={Molecular imaging using hyperpolarized 13C.},
  author={Klaes Golman and Lars E. Olsson and Oskar Axelsson and Sven M{\aa}nsson and M Karlsson and J. S. Petersson},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 Spec No 2},
  pages={
          S118-27
        }
}
MRI provides unsurpassed soft tissue contrast, but the inherent low sensitivity of this modality has limited the clinical use to imaging of water protons. With hyperpolarization techniques, the signal from a given number of nuclear spins can be raised more than 100 000 times. The strong signal enhancement enables imaging of nuclei other than protons, e.g. (13)C and (15)N, and their molecular distribution in vivo can be visualized in a clinically relevant time window. This article reviews… 

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