[Magnetosomes as biological model for iron binding: relaxivity determination with MRI].

@article{Herborn2003MagnetosomesAB,
  title={[Magnetosomes as biological model for iron binding: relaxivity determination with MRI].},
  author={Christoph U. Herborn and Nickolas Papanikolaou and Regina Reszka and Karen Gr{\"u}nberg and Dorothee Sch{\"u}ler and Joerg F. Debatin},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2003},
  volume={175 6},
  pages={830-4}
}
PURPOSE In vitro characterization of iron-containing bacterial particles (magnetosomes) as superparamagnetic contrast agents for MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Different concentrations of magnetosomes were examined with a 1.5 T clinical whole-body MR system at 21 degrees C using the transit/receive extremity coil. Both longitudinal and transversal relaxivities (R1 and R2) of the magnetosomes were determined by an inversion recovery snapshot gradient recall echo (IR FLASH) with various inversion… CONTINUE READING