Chapter 6: Fluorine-based Contrast Agents
New Developments in NMR
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This chapter focuses on fluorine-based probes and pays particular attention to their use for cell tracking with MRI. Most of these probes incorporate perfluorocarbon molecules that are formulated as colloidal suspensions or emulsions in aqueous buffer. A discussion on the design of fluorine probes and emulsions is followed by a description of the acquisition of 19F MRI phantoms.