Theranostics 2018; 8(13):3691-3692. doi:10.7150/thno.27454

Editorial

Take a Deep Breath - Monitoring of Inhaled Nanoparticles with Magnetic Particle Imaging

Franz Wegner1✉, Thorsten M. Buzug2, Joerg Barkhausen1

1. Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23562 Lübeck, Germany
2. Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Building 64, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23562 Lübeck, Germany

Abstract

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a new imaging modality based on the visualization of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs) using magnetic fields. The potential of MPI was recently evaluated in numerous ex vivo and in vivo studies and the technique can now be considered as an established preclinical imaging modality with a promising perspective of clinical applications.

Keywords: Magnetic Particle Imaging, Nanoparticles, Preclinical Imaging, Clinical Imaging

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Wegner F, Buzug TM, Barkhausen J. Take a Deep Breath - Monitoring of Inhaled Nanoparticles with Magnetic Particle Imaging. Theranostics 2018; 8(13):3691-3692. doi:10.7150/thno.27454. Available from http://www.thno.org/v08p3691.htm