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World J Radiol. Jul 28, 2014; 6(7): 459-470
Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i7.459
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Figure 1 Echographic detection of silica nanoparticles. Sample pictures and corresponding echographic images of pure agarose gel (A) and 330 nm nanoparticle-containing gel (B).
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Figure 2 Effect of polyethylene glycol coating on silica nanoparticle biocompatibility. MCF-7 cells were incubated for 72 h in the presence of indicated concentrations of uncoated (A) or polyethylene glycol-coated (B) silica nanoparticles (SiNP).
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Figure 3 Morphological and echographic characterization of dual mode silica nanoparticles. A-C: Transmission electron microscopy and (D-F) corresponding ultrasound images of uncoated (A, D), IO-coated (B, E) and FePt-IO-coated (C, F) 330 nm silica nanoparticles; G: Image of pure agarose gel (negative control).
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Figure 4 Ultrasound detection of halloysite clay nanotube. A: Gel sample echographic images of pure and agarose containing halloysite clay nanotube (HNT) at the indicated concentrations; B: Quantitative analysis of backscattered signal as a function of ultrasonic frequency and HNT concentration. SER: Signal enhancement ratio; CoFI: Contribution of frequency increment.