A High-Performance Magnetic Resonance Imaging T2 Contrast Agent

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  1. Errata: A High-Performance Magnetic Resonance Imaging T2 Contrast Agent Volume 19, Issue 18, 2411, Article first published online: 10 September 2007

  • This work has been partially supported by the European Commission 6th Framework Program (InnoMed LSHB-CT-2005-518170) (Swedish group) and in part by the ARC Program of the French Community (00/05-258) and of the Region of Wallonia (NOMADE Project) (Belgian group). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

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A high-performance magnetic resonance imaging T2 contrast agent has been prepared via phase transfer of hydrophobic superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to an aqueous solution by using Pluronic F127 copolymers. As seen in the figure, a hierarchical structure of the surface coating is formed and proven to be a crucial characteristic to enhance not only water dispersibility, but also the efficacy as a T2 contrast agent.

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