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Abstract #3989

Imaging of hydrogel biomaterials with Magnetization Transfer MRI

Vitaliy Khlebnikov1, Klaus Neef1, Annette van der Toorn1, Rick Dijkhuizen1, Caroline van Heijningen1, Patricia Dankers2, Carlijn Bouten2, Steven Chamuleau1, Dennis Klomp1, and Jeanine Prompers1

1University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

We developed and validated MT-MRI protocols for imaging of hydrogel biomaterials and their pH-switchable behavior. Given that all hydrogels are expected to have an MT effect, the proposed MT-MRI protocols may be applicable for imaging of other hydrogel biomaterials as well.

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