Bimodal magnetic resonance imaging-computed tomography nanoprobes: A Review

Bakhtiari-Asl, Fatemeh and Divband, Baharak and Mesbahi, Asghar and Gharehaghaji, Nahideh (2020) Bimodal magnetic resonance imaging-computed tomography nanoprobes: A Review. Nanomedicine Journal, 7 (1). pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

Bimodal imaging combines two imaging modalities in order to benefit from their advantages and compensate the limitations of each modality. This technique could accurately detect diseases for diagnostic purposes. Nanoparticles simultaneously offer diagnostic data via various imaging modalities owing to their unique properties. Moreover, bimodal nanoprobes could be incorporated into theranostic systems for the design of multifunctional agents. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are frequently used as noninvasive imaging modalities. These powerful, noninvasive diagnostic techniques used for the imaging of soft and hard tissues, respectively. However, MRI has low sensitivity and is not suitable for the imaging of bony structures. On the other hand, low soft tissue contrast is a major limitation of CT. Therefore, the development of various contrast agents that are proper for bimodal MRI/CT nanoprobes could largely influence modern medicine. This review aimed to specifically focus on the imaging properties of bimodal MRI/CT nanoprobes and their biomedical applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bimodal Imaging,Biomedical applications,CT,MRI,Nanoprobe
Subjects: QT physiology
Divisions: Journals > Nanomedicine Journal
Depositing User: nmj nmj
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 06:47
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 06:47
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12804

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