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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Image-Guided Photonic Energy Deposition for Cancer Ablation and Drug Delivery

Author(s): Chun Li

Volume 8, Issue 4, 2012

Page: [267 - 277] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/157340512803759848

Price: $65


Novel nanoparticles, including various gold nanostructures with intrinsic optical properties can be tuned to have strong absorption in the near-infrared region. These nanoparticles have been shown to be useful for a variety of potential applications in biomedicine, including cancer molecular imaging, photothermal ablation therapy, and controlled drug delivery. In this article, we provide an up-to-date review of these nanoparticles integrating both diagnostic and therapeutic functions, and their applications in image-guided cancer therapy.

Keywords: Nea-Infrared, Gold nanoshells, Nanoparticles, Thermal ablation, Photoacoustic imaging.

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