Magnetic targeting core/shell Fe 3 O 4 /Au nanoparticles for magnetic resonance/photoacoustic dual-modal imaging

Ning Kang, Dan Xu, Yu Han, Xiaolin Lv, Zhiwei Chen, Tiantian Zhou, Lei Ren, Xi Zhou

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Abstract

This study reports magnetic targeting guided magnetic (MR)/photoacoustic (PA) dual-modal imaging by core/shell Fe 3 O 4 /Au nanoparticles. In this work, MR imaging provides time-dependent tumor location, and PA imaging reveals high resolution vasculatures inside the tumor. It is noted that the synthesized Fe 3 O 4 /Au nanoparticles exhibited higher r 2 value up to 329 mM −1 s −1 than previously reported T 2 contrast agents. Furthermore, the Fe 3 O 4 /Au NPs are applied as a promising candidate for in vivo MR/PA imaging of tumors by intravenously injection into LNCaP tumor-beared mice. The MR/PA imaging results show a significantly enhanced MR/PA images in the tumor site. The prepared core/shell Fe 3 O 4 /Au nanoparticles will be widely applicable in multi-modal imaging.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-549
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Volume98
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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