Vascular-targeted imaging using MRI

King C.P. Li, Mark D. Bednarski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Target specific MRI poses special opportunities and challenges. Although MRI can provide exquisite morphologic details, its relatively low sensitivity has severely hampered the development of target-specific contrast agents that can provide enough signal alteration to be detectable in vivo. In this review, we will present our data on the development of polymerized vesicles for use in vascular-targeted imaging using MRI. Because of the high amount of pay load that can be carried to the target site via these particles, they can be detectable with MRI. In addition, the same platform can be used for delivering multiple different types of contrast ions as well as therapeutic agents to vascular target sites. We believe that by using the same platform for imaging and therapy, we can have an accurate way of personalizing treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)078037584X
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2002Jul 10 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452


OtherIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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