Work on smart agents is focused on developing new micro- and nanoparticle- based contrast agents for MRI and new MR imaging and sensing schemes. These include synthetic antiferromagnet nanoparticles as potential new contrast agents, high-moment iron microparticles for enhanced T2* contrast for in vivo cell-tracking, specially shaped magnetic microparticles for multispectral MRI, and dynamic magnetic microstructures incorporating smart polymers for remote sensing applications.
SMART contrast agent project develops multifunctional imaging contrast agents including nano-fabricated agents that can sense and report local properties.
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Alan Koretsky, NIH
Stephen Dodd, NIH
Created July 25, 2016, Updated November 15, 2017