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Abstract #2485

Efficiency of Paramagnetic relaxation enhancement in off-resonance rotating frame

Zhang H, Xie Y
ENH Research Institute, Feinberg Medical School, Northwestern University

A complete formalism for the relaxivity of Gd-based contrast agents in off-resonance rotating frame at high magnetic field is described. The theoretical simulation and experimental validation were carried out for macromolecule conjugated Gd-DTPA. We found that very high relaxation enhancement efficiency can be achieved in the off-resonance rotating by altering the dynamics of the Gd-DTPA unit at high field.