Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine: Spotlight on the spin

Authors
Münnemann, Kerstin; Hinderberger, Dariush
Departments
Polymer-Spektroskopie (Prof. Dr. Hans W. Spiess)
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
Summary
Measurement methods which are based on magnetic resonance have become very important in the fields of modern research and medical diagnostics these days. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) use the quantum mechanical properties of the spin as a spy to gain a very detailed insight into the morphology of materials and tissues. Thus, new hyperpolarized contrast agents used in MRT now make it possible to visualize processes in the human body and provide a whole new range of possible applications in the medical diagnostics of tomorrow.

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