A synthetic methodology for developing a polymeric nanoparticle for targeted computed tomographic (CT) imaging is revealed in this manuscript. The work describes a new class of soft type, vascularly constrained, stable colloidal radio-opaque metal-entrapped polymeric nanoparticle using organically soluble radio-opaque elements encapsulated by synthetic amphiphile. This agent offers several-fold CT signal enhancement in vitro and in vivo demonstrating detection sensitivity reaching to the low nanomolar particulate concentration range.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Oct 28 2009|