Metals in medicine
Metals in medicine

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Metals in medicine

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • state the different types of imaging used in medicine, and describe how X-rays are exploited in anatomical imaging

  • explain how cap h one postfix times cap n times cap m times cap r signals from living tissue can be converted into images useful for diagnostic medicine

  • explain what a MRI contrast agent is and describe how the properties of metal complexes be applied to this role

  • describe the role of metals in pharmaceutical science

  • explain how aspects of the coordination chemistry of cisplatin underpin its effectiveness as an anticancer treatment, and describe the shortcomings of this drug which have necessitated the search for alternatives.

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