Minireview: Nanoparticles for molecular imaging - an overview

Minchin, Rodney F and Martin, Darren J (2010) Minireview: Nanoparticles for molecular imaging - an overview. Endocrinology, 151 2: 474-481. doi:10.1210/en.2009-1012

Author Minchin, Rodney F
Martin, Darren J
Title Minireview: Nanoparticles for molecular imaging - an overview
Journal name Endocrinology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-7227
Publication date 2010-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1210/en.2009-1012
Volume 151
Issue 2
Start page 474
End page 481
Total pages 8
Editor Jeffery D Blaustein
Place of publication United Sates
Publisher The Endocrine Society
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
060603 Animal Physiology - Systems
Abstract Molecular imaging is a technique for quantifying physiological changes in vivo using imaging probes, or beacons, which can be detected noninvasively. This field of study has advanced rapidly in recent years, in part due to the application of nanotechnology. The versatility of different imaging modalities has been significantly enhanced by innovative nanoparticle development. These nanoprobes can be used to image specific cells and tissues within a whole organism. Some of the nanoparticles under development may be useful to measure biological processes associated with human disease and help monitor how these change with treatment. This review highlights some of the recent advances in nanoparticles for molecular imaging. It also addresses issues that arise with the use of nanoparticles. Whereas much of the technology remains at an experimental stage, the potential for enhancing disease diagnosis and treatment is considerable. Copyright © 2010 by The Endocrine Society
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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