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Title: Hybrid nanotrimers for dual T 1 and T 2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging

Development of multifunctional nanoparticle-based probes for dual T 1- and T 2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could allow us to image and diagnose the tumors or other abnormalities in an exceptionally accurate and reliable manner. In this study, by fusing distinct nanocrystals via solid-state interfaces, we built hybrid heteronanostructures to combine both T 1 and T 2- weighted contrast agents together for MRI with high accuracy and reliability. The resultant hybrid heterotrimers showed high stability in physiological conditions and could induce both simultaneous positive and negative contrast enhancements in MR images. Small animal positron emission tomography imaging study revealed that the hybrid heterostructures displayed favorable biodistribution and were suitable for in vivo imaging. Furthermore, their potential as dual contrast agents for T 1 and T 2-weighted MRI was further demonstrated by in vitro and in vivo imaging and relaxivity measurements.
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  1. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States); First Hospital of Shanxi Medical Univ., Shanxi (China)
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Journal Name:
ACS Nano
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1936-0851
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; dumbbell structures; hybrid; nanotrimers; positron emission tomography; T1/T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging
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OSTI ID: 1346921