|Title:||Method to enhance NMR imaging using chelated paramagnetic ions|
|Abstract:||Agents useful for influencing the relaxation times in NMR diagnostics, contain at least one paramagnetic, physiologically compatible complex salt comprising a chelate from an open-chain or cyclic complex-forming compound containing organic nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen and/or sulfur, and a complexed ion of the lanthanide elements of atomic number 57-70 or of the transition metals of atomic numbers 21-29, 42 and 44, and, optionally, an inorganic or organic base or acid.|
|Inventor(s):||Gries; Heinz (Berlin, DE), Rosenberg; Douwe (Berlin, DE), Weinmann; Hanns-Joachim (Berlin, DE), Speck; Ulrich (Berlin, DE), Mutzel; Wolfgang (Berlin, DE), Hayden; Georg-Alexander (Berlin, DE), Pfeiffer; Heinrich (Berlin, DE)|
|Assignee:||Schering Aktiengesellschaft (Berlin and Bergkamen, DE)|
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