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MRI Probe Responsive to an Ion or Other Compound    

A magnetic resonance imaging probe and a new gadolinium complex compound that responds to an ion or compound other than zinc ion.

Overview

This invention provides a technique for measuring potassium ion, calcium ion or glucose in a living body. As the gadolinium compound responds to potassium ion, calcium ion, glucose or similar, the ion or compound in a living body can be detected, and the concentration of distribution can also be determined.

Patent Summary

European Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class A61K49: HUMAN NECESSITIES - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE

PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES . Preparations for testing in vivo.

Class C07C237: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS. Carboxylic acid amides, the carbon skeleton of the acid part being further substituted by amino groups .

Class C07D257: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS. Heterocyclic compounds containing rings having four nitrogen atoms as the only ring heteroatoms .

Class C07D323: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS. Heterocyclic compounds containing more than two oxygen atoms as the only ring hetero atoms .

Class C07F5: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

ACYCLIC, CARBOCYCLIC OR HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN CARBON, HYDROGEN, HALOGEN, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, SULFUR, SELENIUM OR TELLURIUM . Compounds containing elements of the 3rd Group of the Periodic System .