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Keywords:

  • fluorescent probes;
  • imaging;
  • magnetic properties;
  • mesoporous materials;
  • nanorods
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A real contrast: Multifunctional fluorescent and paramagnetic mesoporous silica nanorods can be used to label both phagocytic and nonphagocytotic cells. The cells can be detected simultaneously by a fluorescence technique and the T1- or T2-weighted modes of magnetic resonance imaging (see picture).