© 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We report a novel hybrid T1/T2 dual MRI contrast agent by the encapsulation of SPIONs (T2 contrast agent) into an iron-based coordination polymer with T1-weighted signal. This new hybrid material presents improved relaxometry and low cytotoxicity, which make it suitable for its use as contrast agent for MRI.
Borges, M., Yu, S., Laromaine, A., Roig, A., Suárez-García, S., Lorenzo, J., Ruiz-Molina, D., & Novio, F. (2015). Dual T<inf>1</inf>/T<inf>2</inf> MRI contrast agent based on hybrid SPION@coordination polymer nanoparticles. RSC Advances, 5(105), 86779-86783. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra17661a