15. Nanoparticles Containing Rare Earth Ions: A Tunable Tool for MRI

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen7,8
  1. C. Rivière1,
  2. S. Roux2,
  3. R. Bazzi3,
  4. J.-L. Bridot4,
  5. C. Billotey5,
  6. P. Perriat6 and
  7. O. Tillement2

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch15

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Rivière, C., Roux, S., Bazzi, R., Bridot, J.-L., Billotey, C., Perriat, P. and Tillement, O. (2011) Nanoparticles Containing Rare Earth Ions: A Tunable Tool for MRI, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 7

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

  2. 8

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée et Nanostructures, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France

  2. 2

    Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France

  3. 3

    Laboratoire Physico-Chimie des Electrolytes, Colloides et Sciences Analytiques, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

  4. 4

    Service de Chimie Générale, Organique et Biomédicale, Laboratoire deRMN et d'Imagerie Moléculaire, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Mons, Belgium

  5. 5

    Laboratoire CREATIS–Animage, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

  6. 6

    Groupe d'Etudes de Métallurgie Physique et de Physique des Matériaox, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • nanoparticles and rare earth ions, tunable tool for MRI - three-dimensional (3D) noninvasive imaging capabilities, with MRI as a powerful clinical diagnostic technique;
  • multifunctional nanostructures - containing rare earth elements for multimodal imaging;
  • paramagnetic quantum dots (QDs), functionalization of QDs - by gadolinium chelates, route for elaboration of fluorescent positive contrast agents using fluorescence imaging and MRI


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Structure of Gadolinium Chelates and Chemical Modification

  • Nanostructures as 3D Scaffold for Rare Earth Contrast Agent Delivery

  • Multifunctional Nanostructures Containing Rare Earth Elements for Multimodal Imaging

  • Conclusion and Outcome

  • References