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Anshuman Jakhmola, Nicolas Anton and Thierry F. Vandamme Inorganic Nanoparticles Based Contrast Agents for X-ray Computed Tomography Advanced Healthcare Materials 1

Article first published online: 18 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201200032

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Inorganic nanomaterials as X-ray contrast agents: Inorganic nanomaterials (nanostructures and nanosystems) offer great potential for the development of next-generation contrasting agents for X-ray computed tomography and imaging. This review provides an overview of various heavy metal based nanosystems and their assemblies (e.g., hybrid, core-shell, bioconjugated), with a focus on their synthesis protocol, in vitro/in vivo contrasting properties as well as their potential targeting applications for cancerous tumors and tissues.

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