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Pure Appl. Chem., 2003, Vol. 75, No. 9, pp. 1343-1348

Boron-gadolinium binary system as a magnetic resonance imaging boron carrier

Yoshinori Yamamoto

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Abstract: The evaluation of the Gd-carborane DTPA complex as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and boron carrier agent was carried out in vivo. The MRI revealed that the Gd-carborane DTPA was metabolized slower in the body in comparison with Gd-DTPA.