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Contrast enhanced lung MRI in mice using ultra-short echo time radial imaging and intratracheally administrated Gd-DOTA-based nanoparticles.
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PMID:  23233439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To investigate the in vivo T(1) -enhancement of the lung parenchyma in free-breathing healthy mice following intratracheal administration of Gd-DOTA-based nanoparticles, to assess the enhancement kinetics of the instilled contrast medium and to identify its elimination pathways. METHODS: Ultrashort Echo Time (276 μs) proton MRI of the lung was performed (N = 14) at 4.7 T after the intratracheal instillation of 50 μL of seven different concentrations of contrast agent solution (from 2 to 100 mM of Gd(3+) ). The signal enhancement (SE) in lungs, blood, liver, kidneys, and bladder was assessed (N = 3) for a 50 mM concentration solution at different time points. RESULTS: The largest SE in lungs (266 ± 14%) was observed for a 50 mM solution of Gd(3+) . In lungs, the SE was observed to decay exponentially with a time constant of 149 ± 51 min. The passage of the nanoparticles from lung tissue to blood and kidneys, and ultimately to the bladder, was observed. No significant hepatic enhancement was measured. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates the feasibility of large SEs of lung tissue using intratracheally administrated solutions of Gd-based contrast agents. In future applications, the SE in lungs could be used to image the biodistribution of coadministrated drug aerosols or to selectively enhance lung diseased tissues. Magn Reson Med, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Andrea Bianchi; François Lux; Olivier Tillement; Yannick Crémillieux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-2594     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8505245     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de Bordeaux, U1045, Université Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux, France.
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