Oxidation-Responsive, EuII/III-Based, Multimodal Contrast Agent for Magnetic Resonance and Photoacoustic Imaging Journal Articles uri icon

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  • We report, for the first time, a multimodal, oxidation-responsive contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging and photoacoustic imaging that uses the differences in the properties between Eu in the +2 and +3 oxidation states. The enhancement of contrast in T1-weighted magnetic resonance and photoacoustic imaging was observed in the +2 but not in the +3 oxidation state, and the complex is a known chemical exchange saturation transfer agent for magnetic resonance imaging in the +3 oxidation state.


  • Basal, Lina A
  • Yan, Yan
  • Shen, Yimin
  • Haacke, Mark
  • Mehrmohammadi, Mohammad
  • Allen, Matthew J

publication date

  • March 31, 2017