A universal scaling law to predict the efficiency of magnetic nanoparticles as MRI T(2)-contrast agents.

@article{Vuong2012AUS,
  title={A universal scaling law to predict the efficiency of magnetic nanoparticles as MRI T(2)-contrast agents.},
  author={Quoc Lam Vuong and J-F Berret and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Fresnais and Yves Gossuin and Olivier Sandre},
  journal={Advanced healthcare materials},
  year={2012},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={502-12}
}
Magnetic particles are very efficient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. In recent years, chemists have unleashed their imagination to design multi-functional nanoprobes for biomedical applications including MRI contrast enhancement. This study is focused on the direct relationship between the size and magnetization of the particles and their nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation properties, which condition their efficiency. Experimental relaxation results with maghemite… CONTINUE READING