Contrast Agents: Magnetically Decorated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes as Dual MRI and SPECT Contrast Agents (Adv. Funct. Mater. 13/2014) (page 1879)
Julie Tzu-Wen Wang, Laura Cabana, Maxime Bourgognon, Houmam Kafa, Andrea Protti, Kerrie Venner, Ajay M. Shah, Jane K. Sosabowski, Stephen J. Mather, Anna Roig, Xiaoxing Ke, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Rafael T. M. de Rosales, Gerard Tobias and Khuloud T. Al-Jamal
Version of Record online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470084
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are cylinder-structured nanomaterials composed of rolled-up graphene sheets. G. Tobias, K. T. Al-Jamal, and co-workers carefully decorated CNTs with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles capable of magnetic resonance imaging, and subsequently tagged them with a nuclear imaging probe via a bisphosphonate linker. The hybrid successfully bridges two clinically important imaging techniques—magnetic resonance and nuclear imaging—thus combining the high resolution and sensitivity offered by each technique.