New MRI molecular tracers increase the sensitivity of MRI by 10,000 times ! The method to develop these ‘hyperpolarized’ tracer molecules is reported in Nature Communications.
See article: Transportable Hyperpolarized metabolites, Nature Communications 8, Article number: 13975 (2017) – doi:10.1038/ncomms13975
See also the website of the CNRS Chemistry Institute (French Language) for a detailed presentation of this work – here
This breakthrough is the result of a collaborative research (Lab. of biomolecules UMR 7203, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering EPFL, Institute of Analytical Sciences UMR 5280) coordinated by Prof. Sami Jannin.