Selective enhancement of experimental rat brain tumors with Gd-TPPS.


The synthetic metalloporphyrin gadolinium (III)-tetraphenylporphine sulfonate (TPPS) was successfully used as a contrast agent for in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of rat brain glioma. After injection of Gd-TPPS, the signal intensity of experimental rat brain glioma distinctly increased on T1-weighted MR images, an effect similar to that produced by… (More)