S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Nuclear Medicine (핵의학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_핵의학전공)
In Vivo Imaging of Sentinel Nodes Using Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles in Living Mice
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- MOLECULAR IMAGING AND BIOLOGY; Vol.12 2; 155-162
- We examine the feasibility of fluorescent imaging system for sentinel lymph node detection by using functionalized silica nanoparticles. We developed a functionalized RITC-SiO(2) nanoparticles containing fluorescent dye, C(28)H(31)N(2)O(3)Cl (rhodamine B isothiocyanate) inside, and subsequently synthesized (68)Ga-NOTA-RITC-SiO(2) nanoparticles. At 5 min after RITC-doped silica nanoparticles injection, fluorescent signals were shown in both right axillary lymph node (ALN) and injection site of living mice. Fluorescent signals were also observed at these locations in a biodistribution study. In addition, fluorescence was detected in frozen ALN sections microscopically. The percentages of doses injected per gram of tissue of axillary and brachial lymph nodes near footpad treated with (68)Ga-NOTA-RITC-SiO(2) nanoparticles were 308.3 +/- 3.4 and 41.5 +/- 6.1, respectively. Little (68)Ga radioactivity was found in other organs. Our data provide strong evidence that functionalized silica nanoparticles has a promising potential as organic lymphatic tracer in biomedical imaging such as pre- and intraoperative surgical guidance.
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