Theranostics of Gold Nanoparticles with an Emphasis on Photoacoustic Imaging and Photothermal Therapy

Author(s): Yi Liu, Wenhui Ma*, Jing Wang*.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 24 , Issue 23 , 2018


Abstract:

Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are promising biomedical agents in terms of both imaging and therapy, exhibiting excellent physical and chemical characteristics. The actions of AuNPs can be remotely controlled using strong near-infrared (NIR) light, associated with minimal lateral invasion. Employing the photoacoustic (PA) principle, AuNPs integrate imaging and temperature control, affording both diagnosis and treatment mediated by NIR light. We here review recent progress in the theranostic field employing AuNPs to both PA and photothermal ends.

Keywords: Gold nanoparticles, theranostics, photoacoustic imaging, photothermal therapy, photoacoustic (PA) principle, minimal lateral invasion.

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VOLUME: 24
ISSUE: 23
Year: 2018
Page: [2719 - 2728]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180604112201
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