Issue 69, 2019

Iron oxide nanoparticles as multimodal imaging tools


In medicine, obtaining simply a resolute and accurate image of an organ of interest is a real challenge. To achieve this, it has recently been proposed to use combined methods in which standard imaging (MRI, PAI, CT, PET/SPEC, USI, OI) is carried out in the presence of iron oxide nanoparticles, thus making it possible to image certain tissues/cells through the specific targeting of these nanoparticles, hence resulting in improved imaging contrast and resolution. Here, the advantages and drawbacks of these combined methods are presented as well as some of their recent medical applications.

Graphical abstract: Iron oxide nanoparticles as multimodal imaging tools

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Article type
Review Article
21 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
First published
06 Dec 2019
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

RSC Adv., 2019,9, 40577-40587

Iron oxide nanoparticles as multimodal imaging tools

E. Alphandéry, RSC Adv., 2019, 9, 40577 DOI: 10.1039/C9RA08612A

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