Special Issue "NMR in Medicine"


A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Krishan Kumar
Director, Laboratory for Translational Research in Imaging Pharmaceuticals; Ohio State Molecular Imaging Pharmaceutical Scholar; Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, 460 West 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43240, USA
E-Mail: krishan.kumar@osumc.edu
Interests: Targeted MRI Contrast Agents, Nano Material Based MRI Contrast Agents, PET Imaging Agents Using Antibodies and Antibody Fragments, and Process Development for PET Radionuclides Production and Separation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a routine technique in diagnostics imaging. Millions of MRI procedures are performed every year. It is a safe, non-invasive, and non-destructive tool for imaging soft tissues and for detecting tumors in many organs. Significant progress has been made since the first demonstration of the MRI in the 1970’s; increasingly sophisticated instrumentations and T1 and T2 MRI contrast agents (CAs) have been developed. For example, numerous CAs have become available commercially since the introduction of the first gadolinium-based MRI contrast agent in the 1980s. Subsequently, gadolinium-based CAs have become the subject of a black-box warning from the US FDA. This was due to reported serious side effects, termed Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), in patients with impaired renal functions. Therefore, recent research has been focused on the development of a newer generation of MRI contrast agents with greater efficiency (high relaxivity), and increased safety (i.e., no loss of gadolinium in vivo) and targeting capability; these developments include several nanoparticle-based technologies.

Hybrid technologies involving PET/CT and SPECT/CT are being used routinely in the clinic with many thousands of scanners being used worldwide, while PET/MR imaging has been recently approved for clinical use. This encourages researchers to investigate the further development of SPECT/MR based technology. This Special Issue will provide a forum for communication among chemists, physicists, biologists, biochemists, and medical practitioners, such a radiologists. The issue will focus on research and review articles related to developments in MRI technologies, novel MRI contrast agents, clinical applications, and pharmacovigilance.

Dr. Krishan Kumar
Guest Editor


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  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, NMR
  • NMR in Biomedicine
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI
  • Contrast Agents
  • MRI Contrast Agents
  • Enhanced Relaxivity
  • T1 Agents, T2 Agents
  • Nanoparticulate-Based MRI Contrast Agents
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

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Last update: 22 October 2014

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