University of Toledo U.S. Patents

This collection includes United States patents for inventions by UT faculty, students and staff that list UT/MCO/MUO as the original assignee (owner). These patents include those assigned to the University of Toledo as well as to the Medical College of Ohio/Medical University of Ohio prior to the merger in 2006. Only granted patents, not patent applications, are included. Use the 'Search within this Series' box to search for keywords in the authors, titles, or abstracts of the patents.

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Iron(III) complexes as contrast agents for image enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging
A compound of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein, R1 is independently selected from methyl and ethyl and R2 is independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, and substituted alkyl. The compound is capable of functioning as a ligand and complexing with paramagnetic Fe(III) ion for use as a second-sphere contrast enhancing agent for magnetic resonance imaging of tissue. The present invention also relates to a method of administering the second sphere contrast agent.
Contrast agents for image enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging
A compound of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are selected independently from hydrogen, alkyl, and alkyl substituted with one or more --O-- atoms, or where R1, R2 and R3, R4 are ring residues. The compound is capable of functioning as a ligand and complexing with paramagnetic Fe(III) ion for use as a second-sphere contrast enhancing agent for magnetic resonance imaging of tissue, and a method of administering the second sphere contrast agent.