Quantification strategies for MRI

Olivier M. Girard, Ludovic De Rochefort, Marie Poirier-Quinot, Luc Darrasse, Robert F. Mattrey

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Quantification strategies have been a long-standing challenge since the early days of magnetic resonance molecular and cellular imaging. Quantitative imaging is desirable in the framework of comparative or follow-up studies in order to establish objective evidences of a specific target expression pertaining to a specific disease. Numerous strategies of increasing complexity have been proposed to address this need. In this chapter, common strategies related to quantitative molecular imaging for MRI are briefly reviewed and their respective outcomes are discussed. The focus is on relaxation contrast agents (CAs) that generate magnetic resonance contrast by affecting the proton relaxation times, and which are the most common kind of CAs used in MRI. Particular attention is paid to cutting-edge applications that enable local CA quantification as well as distinction of the bound/activated subpopulation of the CA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Imaging Techniques
Subtitle of host publicationNew Frontiers
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781909453401
ISBN (Print)9781909453418
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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