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Abstract #3889

Synthesis of CuO Doped Gd2O3 Nanoparticles as T1 MRI Contrast Agent

Badrul Alam Bony1, Krishna Kattel1, Wenlong Xu1, Woo Choul Heo1, Tirusew Tegafaw Mengesha1, Md. Wasi Ahmad1, Cho Rong KIM1, Yongmin Chang2, Gang Ho LEE1

1Department of Chemistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea; 2School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

CuO doped Gd2O3 nanoparticles can be used as a MRI contrast agent clinically because of its enhanced relaxivity and less toxicity. The r1 value of CuO doped Gd2O3 nanoparticles is 13.8 mM-1s-1 which is more than double of ordinary Gd2O3 nanoparticles. That is why, CuO doped Gd2O3 nanoparticles can be a novel candidate for T1 MRI contast agent.