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  • 11/17/17

    Professor Pierre edits new reference guide for MRI contrast agents

Professor Valérie C. Pierre is co-editor of a new practical reference guide for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Contrast Agents for MRI: Experimental Methods. Her co-editor was Professor Matthew J. Allen from Wayne State University. The e-book is available at, and a hard copy is available on Amazon. The book was published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

According to the publishers, the book "is a practical reference guide for designing and performing experiments, this book focuses on the five most common classes of contrast agents for MRI namely gadolinium complexes, chemical exchange saturation transfer agents, iron oxide nanoparticles, manganese complexes and fluorine contrast agents. It describes how to characterize and evaluate them and for each class, a description of the theory behind their mechanisms is discussed briefly to orient the new reader. Detailed subchapters discuss the different physical chemistry methods used to characterize them in terms of their efficacy, safety and in vivo behavior. Important consideration is also given to the different physical properties that affect the performance of the contrast agents. The editors and contributors are at the forefront of research in the field of MRI contrast agents."

Professor Pierre is co-editor of Contrast Agents for MRI: Experimental Methods