Carbon Nanostructures as a New High-Performance Platform for MR Molecular Imaging

  • Keith B. Hartman
  • Lon J. Wilson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 620)


Over the last several years, great interest has developed in the potential use of carbon nanostructures (C60 fullerenes and nanotubes) in medicine. In some cases, medical agents derived from these materials have demonstrated greater efficacy than existing clinical agents in many imaging and therapeutic applications. This chapter provides an overall review of the application of these materials in the area of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with an emphasis on their future applications in targeted MR molecular imaging for the early detection of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


Water Proton Magnetic Resonance Image Contrast Agent Clinical Magnetic Resonance Image Carbon Cage Dynamic Light Scattering Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith B. Hartman
    • 1
  • Lon J. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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