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 Vol 11: The Effect of Inversion Time on the Relationship Between Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Concentration and Signal Intensity in T1-Weighted MR Images.


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This article is from Iranian Journal of Radiology, volume 11.AbstractBackground:: Magnetic nanoparticles have been widely applied in recent years for biomedical applications. Signal intensity SI of magnetic resonance MR images depends on the concentration of nanoparticles. It is important to find the minimum concentration of iron oxide nanoparticles that produces maximum SI and determines the minimum injection dose for clinical studies. Objectives:: This study was performed to determine the relationship between the iron oxide nanoparticle concentration and SI using inversion recovery IR sequence in T1-weighted MR images. Materials and Methods:: Different concentrations of carboxydextran-coated iron oxide nanoparticles 20 nm in size were prepared. In vitro MR imaging was performed with inversion times TI of 100-400 ms interval of 20 ms and IR Turbo-FLASH Turbo fast low angle shot pulse sequence using a 1.5 T MRI system. Then the SI produced by each concentration of nanoparticles was measured and the minimum nanoparticle concentration that led to the maximum SI was determined. Coil non-uniformity was also considered for measuring the accurate SI of each image. Results:: The results indicate that SI depended on the concentration of nanoparticles and TI. In addition, SI increased by increasing the TIs ranging from 200 to 400 ms for all studied concentrations. The linear relationship between the nanoparticle concentrations and SI that gave a square correlation coefficient R2 equal to 0.99 was seen up to 76.83 µmol Fe-L in 400 ms for long TI and 239.16 µmol Fe-L in 200 ms for short TI. Conclusions:: TI is an important parameter to consider in the relationship between SI and nanoparticle concentrations. An increase in TI leads to a decrease in the range of linearity.



Autor: Saharkhiz, Hodaiseh; Gharehaghaji, Nahideh; Nazarpoor, Mahmood; Mesbahi, Asghar; Pourissa, Masoud

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