Progress in nanotechnology has resulted in the design and synthesis of many new types of nanoparticles. Concurrently, there has been a rapid explosion in new medical imaging technologies that can noninvasively detect and monitor the targeting of nanoparticles in vivo. As leading experts in the related fields, the editors and individual authors of this book describe up-to-date reviews on the application of these new nanoparticles for in vivo medical imaging and drug delivery. This book covers cutting-edge research on the use of nanoparticles for in vivo diagnostic medical imaging and therapy. A variety of nanoparticles are discussed, including quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, dendrimers, gold nanoshells, metal nanorods, micelles, liposomes, polymers, MRI iron oxide particles, and microbubbles. Examples include multifunctional nanoparticles that are designed for multimodality imaging and simultaneous diagnostic and therapy (theranostic) applications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)