Photophysical aspects of Lanthanide(III) complexes

Bruce, James (2001). Photophysical aspects of Lanthanide(III) complexes. In: Merbach, Andre E. and Toth, Eva eds. The Chemistry of contrast agents in medical resonance imaging. UK: J. Wiley, pp. 437–460.

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There has been a huge increase in the use of MRI and contrast agents in medicine in recent years as evidenced by a big increase in the number of hospitals with MRI machines and the ever-increasing number of examinations using contrast agents. Contrast agents have revolutionized the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in medical diagnostics, allowing doctors to distinguish between normal and abnormal tissues and ultimately improving prognosis for the patient.
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