Effects of contrast dose, delayed imaging, and magnetization transfer saturation on gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging of brain lesions

Vincent P. Mathews, Karen S. Caldemeyer, John L. Ulmer, Hoang Nguyen, William T.C. Yuh

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This paper discusses the types of paramagnetic agents available for clinical brain imaging and reviews investigations that have sought to optimize the use of these agents by varying the administered dose, delaying the imaging time after contrast administration, and altering image contrast by using magnetization transfer saturation pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-22
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997



  • Gadolinium chelates
  • MR imaging
  • Paramagnetic contrast agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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