Cellular and Molecular Imaging Using Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer

Michael T Mcmahon, Assaf A. Gilad

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ABSTRACT: Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) is a powerful new tool well suited for molecular imaging. This technology enables the detection of low concentration probes through selective labeling of rapidly exchanging protons or other spins on the probes. In this review, we will highlight the unique features of CEST imaging technology and describe the different types of CEST agents that are suited for molecular imaging studies, including CEST theranostic agents, CEST reporter genes, and CEST environmental sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
StateAccepted/In press - Jun 29 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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