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J Nucl Med. 2016 Dec;57(12):1833-1837. Epub 2016 Oct 13.

Clinically Approved Nanoparticle Imaging Agents.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California; and.
2
Department of Nano Engineering, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, California.
3
Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California; and sgambhir@stanford.edu.

Abstract

Nanoparticles are a new class of imaging agent used for both anatomic and molecular imaging. Nanoparticle-based imaging exploits the signal intensity, stability, and biodistribution behavior of submicron-diameter molecular imaging agents. This review focuses on nanoparticles used in human medical imaging, with an emphasis on radionuclide imaging and MRI. Newer nanoparticle platforms are also discussed in relation to theranostic and multimodal uses.

KEYWORDS:

imaging and diagnostics; medical imaging; molecular imaging; nanoparticle; nanoparticles

PMID:
27738007
PMCID:
PMC5126695
DOI:
10.2967/jnumed.116.181362
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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