Stabilized porous liposomes with encapsulated Gd-labeled dextran as a highly efficient MRI contrast agent

Zhiliang Cheng, Ajlan Al Zaki, Ian W. Jones, Henry K. Hall, Craig A. Aspinwall, Andrew Tsourkas

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Abstract

A highly efficient contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging was developed by encapsulating gadolinium within a stabilized porous liposome. The highly porous membrane leads to a high relaxivity of the encapsulated Gd. The stability of the liposome was improved by forming a polymer network within the bilayer membrane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2502-2504
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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