Accurate and Real-Time Temperature Monitoring during MR Imaging Guided PTT.

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Nano letters, 2020, 20, (4), pp. 2522-2529
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Photothermal therapy (PTT) is an efficient approach for cancer treatment. However, accurately monitoring the spatial distribution of photothermal transducing agents (PTAs) and mapping the real-time temperature change in tumor and peritumoral normal tissue remain a huge challenge. Here, we propose an innovative strategy to integrate T1-MRI for precisely tracking PTAs with magnetic resonance temperature imaging (MRTI) for real-time monitoring temperature change in vivo during PTT. NaBiF4: Gd@PDA@PEG nanomaterials were synthesized with favorable T1-weighted performance to target tumor and localize PTAs. The extremely weak susceptibility (1.04 × 10-6 emu g-1 Oe1-) of NaBiF4: Gd@PDA@PEG interferes with the local phase marginally, which maintains the capability of MRTI to dynamically record real-time temperature change in tumor and peritumoral normal tissue. The time resolution is 19 s per frame, and the detection precision of temperature change is approximately 0.1 K. The approach achieving PTT guided by multimode MRI holds significant potential for the clinical application.
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