Multimodal inorganic nanoparticles for biomedical applications

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Luminescent and magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) have attracted considerable attention because of their potential applications in nanomedicine. The combination of magnetic and luminescent NPs into a single nanoarchitecture will lead to a new range of potential applications in biomedicine. For example, NPs combining a fluorescence imaging modality and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modality offer the advantages of fluorescence imaging, that is, high sensitivity, along with the high spatial resolution anatomic imaging capability of MRI. Therefore, a range of multimodal imaging probes, combining different imaging modalities, are particularly interesting, because they have unusual properties needed for more accurate imaging and diagnosis. This chapter mainly introduces recent developments on the synthesis, and surface modification of multimodal imaging agents, and focuses on their potential applications in biomedical areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanobiomaterials in Medical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationApplications of Nanobiomaterials
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780323417389
ISBN (Print)9780323417365
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioimaging
  • Biomedical applications
  • Biosensing
  • Controlled drug delivery
  • Hyperthermia treatment
  • Multimodal nanoparticles
  • Nanomedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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