Experimental validation of proton transverse relaxivity models for superparamagnetic nanoparticle MRI contrast agents

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Author(s)

  • Matthew R J Carroll
  • Robert C Woodward
  • Michael J House
  • Rose Amal
  • Tracey L Hanley
  • Timothy G St Pierre

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number35103
Journal / PublicationNanotechnology
Volume21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Analytical models of proton transverse relaxation rate enhancement by magnetic nanoparticles were tested by making measurements on model experimental systems in a field of 1.4T. Proton relaxivities were measured for five aqueous suspensions of iron oxide (maghemite) nanoparticles with nominal mean particle sizes of 6, 8, 10, 11, and 13nm. Proton relaxivity increased with mean particle size ranging from 13s-1mMFe-1 for the 6nm sample, up to 254s-1mMFe-1 for the 13nm sample. A strong correlation between the measured and predicted values of the relaxivity was observed, with the predicted values being consistently higher than the measured values. The results indicate that the models give a reasonable agreement with experimental results and hence can be used as the basis for the design of new magnetic resonance imaging contrast and labelling agents. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Citation Format(s)

Experimental validation of proton transverse relaxivity models for superparamagnetic nanoparticle MRI contrast agents. / Carroll, Matthew R J; Woodward, Robert C; House, Michael J et al.
In: Nanotechnology, Vol. 21, No. 3, 35103, 2010.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review