Applications of nanotechnology to imaging and therapy of brain tumors

Aaron M. Mohs, James M. Provenzale

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Abstract

In the past decade, numerous advances in the understanding of brain tumor physiology, tumor imaging, and tumor therapy have been attained. In some cases, these advances have resulted from refinements of pre-existing technologies (eg, improvements of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging). In other instances, advances have resulted from development of novel technologies. The development of nanomedicine (ie, applications of nanotechnology to the field of medicine) is an example of the latter. In this review, the authors explain the principles that underlay nanoparticle design and function as well as the means by which nanoparticles can be used for imaging and therapy of brain tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-292
Number of pages10
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nanomedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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