Medicinal Chemistry Research

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 2221–2224 | Cite as

Differential of live and dead cells by magnetic resonance imaging

  • David Aebisher
  • Dorota Bartusik
Review Article


Methods to distinguish live and dead cells in vivo are of great interest to medicinal chemistry research. This review summarizes articles describing the use of magnetic resonance imaging for discriminating between live and dead cells. Studies from the perspective of clinical applications were selected for the review.


Live and dead cells Magnetic resonance imaging Medicinal chemistry research Cancer Tumor analysis 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Natural Sciences DepartmentShorter UniversityRomeUSA
  2. 2.Biology and Chemistry DepartmentSouthern Polytechnic State University, MariettaUSA

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