Medical Imaging for the Tracking of Micromotors.

@article{Vilela2018MedicalIF,
  title={Medical Imaging for the Tracking of Micromotors.},
  author={D. E. P{\'e}rez Vilela and Unai Coss{\'i}o and Jemish Parmar and Angel M Mart{\'i}nez-Villacorta and Vanessa G{\'o}mez-Vallejo and Jordi Llop and Samuel S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2018},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={1220-1227}
}
Micro/nanomotors are useful tools for several biomedical applications, including targeted drug delivery and minimally invasive microsurgeries. However, major challenges such as in vivo imaging need to be addressed before they can be safely applied on a living body. Here, we show that positron emission tomography (PET), a molecular imaging technique widely used in medical imaging, can also be used to track a large population of tubular Au/PEDOT/Pt micromotors. Chemisorption of an iodine isotope… CONTINUE READING
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