Gadolinium chloride augments tumor-specific imaging of targeted quantum dots in vivo.

Nonspecific sequestration of nanoparticles by the reticulo-endothelial system (RES) results in the degradation of image quality of nanoparticle-based imaging. We demonstrate that gadolinium chloride (GdCl3) pretreatment inactivates RES macrophages, thereby increasing circulatory time and amplifying the tumor-specific signal of conjugated nanoparticles in… (More)