Magnetic nanoparticle assisted molecular MR imaging

Young Wook Jun, Jung Tak Jang, Jinwoo Cheon

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Magnetic nanoparticles exhibit unique nanoscale properties of superparamagnetism and have the potential to be utilized as excellent probes for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Especially, clinically benign iron oxide nanoparticles provide good MR probing capability and some of them are currently available for clinical applications. However, limited magnetic property and inability to escape from reticuloendothelial system (RES) of the currently used nanoparticles impede their further advancements and therefore it is necessary to develop advanced magnetic nanoparticle probes for next-generation molecular MR imaging. In this chapter, we overview recent progresses on the development of magnetic nanoparticle probes for molecular MR imaging. Utilization of these nanoparticle probes for both in vitro and in vivo molecular MR imaging will be described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBio-Applications of Nanoparticles
EditorsWarren Chan
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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