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January 29th, 2007

Design of gold nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract:
Molecular complexes containing the element gadolinium are proven agents for increasing the diagnostic utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but their use in detecting small tumors is limited by the relatively weak signal these agents produce.

In order to produce a more powerful MRI contrast agent, investigators at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon in France, have developed a method for attaching multiple gadolinium atoms to the surface of gold nanoparticles.

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