Imaging tumour distribution of a polymeric drug delivery platformin vivoby PET-MRI

Puttick, Simon, Boase, Nathan R. B., Blakey, Idriss, & Thurecht, Kristofer J. (2014) Imaging tumour distribution of a polymeric drug delivery platformin vivoby PET-MRI. Journal of Chemcial Technology and Biotechnology, 90(7), pp. 1237-1244.

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Background Over the past decade, molecular imaging has played a key role in the progression of drug delivery platforms from concept to commercialisation. Of the molecular imaging techniques commonly utilised, positron emission tomography (PET) can yield a breadth of information not easily accessible by other methodologies and when combined with other complementary imaging modalities, is a powerful tool for pre- and clinical development of therapeutics. However, very little research has focussed on the information available from complimentary imaging modalities. This paper reports on the data-rich methodologies of contrast enhanced PET/CT and PET/MRI for probing efficacy of polymer drug delivery platforms.

Results The information available from an ExiTron nano 6000 contrast enhanced PET/CT and a gadolinium (Gd) enhanced PET/MRI image of a 64Cu labeled HBP in the same mouse was qualitatively compared.

Conclusions Gd contrast enhanced PET/MRI offers a powerful methodology for investigating the distribution of polymer drug delivery platforms in vivo and throughout a tumour volume. Furthermore, information about depth of penetration away from primary blood vessels can be gleaned, potentially leading to development of more efficacious delivery vehicles for clinical use.

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ID Code: 89090
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Positron emission tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging, Drug delivery, Molecular imaging
DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4489
ISSN: 0268-2575
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2016 05:51
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 01:49

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