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Nanoscale radiosurgery

Radionuclides encapsulated within carbohydrate-functionalized carbon nanotubes set new records for in vivo radiodosage, while demonstrating zero leakage of isotopes to high-affinity organs, such as the thyroid.

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Figure 2: Whole-body in vivo imaging at 7 days after intravenous administration.


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Strano, M. Nanoscale radiosurgery. Nature Mater 9, 467–468 (2010).

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