Relationship between the Number of SPIO-labeled Macrophage and MR Signal Intensity

Hyun Joo Lee, Jin Seong Lee, Kyung Hyun Do, Juhee Kang, Seong Soo Jang
2007 Journal of the Korean Radiological Society  
Purpose: For the in vivo imaging of macrophages using MRI, the feasibility of labeling macrophages with iron oxide and the number of SPIO-labeled macrophage detected in 1.5 T MR, were assessed. Materials and Methods: The MR signal intensity was measured with variable concentrations of iron oxide, ranging from 112 to 2.384 10 7 gFe/mL. The macrophages were incubated in SPIO solution (112 gFe/mL) for 24 hours. The MR signal intensity was measured in variable numbers of SPIO-labeled macrophages.
more » ... sults: The MR image signal intensity gradually increased with decreasing SPIO concentration, and reached a plateau at a concentration of 0.219 gFe/mL. After incubation with iron oxide, the compact uptake of SPIO was detected in the cytoplasm of the macrophages using Prussian blue staining. No susceptibility effect was detected in the tubes of more than 122 macrophages. Conclusion: The MR signal intensity was dependent on the number of macrophages. No susceptibility effect due to a cluster of SPIO-labeled macrophages was detected in more than 488 cells.
doi:10.3348/jkrs.2007.56.2.203 fatcat:u2raslt5qvdynmj7qxxbxsejsm