14. Cellular Magnetic Labeling with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Sébastien Boutry,
  2. Sophie Laurent,
  3. Luce Vander Elst and
  4. Robert N. Muller

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch14

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Boutry, S., Laurent, S., Vander Elst, L. and Muller, R. N. (2011) Cellular Magnetic Labeling with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of General, Organic and Biomedical Chemistry, NMR and Molecular Imaging Laboratory, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • cellular magnetic labeling - with iron oxide nanoparticles;
  • nonspecific magnetic labeling of cells - via natural mechanisms of endocytosis;
  • cellular magnetic labeling, main applications - in vivo tracking of cells by noninvasive MRI technique, in context of cell therapies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Specific Magnetic Labeling of Cells

  • Nonspecific Magnetic Labeling of Cells

  • Magnetic Labeling of Phagocytes

  • Toxicity

  • Applications of Cellular Magnetic Labeling with Unmodified or Unspecifically Cell-Targeted MRI Contrast Agents

  • Conclusion and Perspectives

  • References