Magnetic/Silica Nanocomposites as Dual-Mode Contrast Agents for Combined Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasonography (pages 2548–2555)
Maria Ada Malvindi, Antonio Greco, Francesco Conversano, Albert Figuerola, Maurizio Corti, Marco Bonora, Alessandro Lascialfari, Houshang Amiri Doumari, Marco Moscardini, Roberto Cingolani, Giuseppe Gigli, Sergio Casciaro, Teresa Pellegrino and Andrea Ragusa
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201100031
The synthesis of a range of hybrid nanocomposites based on a core of silica covered by an outer shell of superparamagnetic nanoparticles, either iron oxide or heterodimeric FePt-iron oxide nanocrystals, is presented. The nanocomposites show potential as contrast agents for dual-mode imaging purposes, combining magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography.