Dendrimer nanocomposites as multifunctional X-ray contrast agents

Teyeb Ould Ely, Manju Sharma, Wojciech Lesniak, Donald L. Klippenstein, Barbara A. Foster, Lajos P. Balogh

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


We synthesized dendrimer composite nanoparticles and investigated their potential for traditional X-ray imaging and Computed Tomography (CT). These new X-ray contrast agents show better contrast compared to traditional iodine-based contrast, agents, and are expected to clear from the blood much slower than commercial agents, permitting longer imaging times. We have also investigated their safety profile in terms of viscosity and osmotic pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum-Dot and Nanoparticle Bioconjugates-Tools for Sensing and Biomedical Imaging
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2007 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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