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 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.