Rationale for and measurement of liposomal drug delivery with hyperthermia using non-invasive imaging techniques.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The purpose of this review is to present an overview of the state-of-the-art imaging modalities used to track drug delivery from liposomal formulations into tumors during or after hyperthermia treatment. Liposomes are a drug delivery system comprised of a phospholipid bilayer surrounding an aqueous core and have been shown to accumulate following hyperthermia therapy. Use of contrast-containing liposomes in conjunction with hyperthermia therapy holds great promise to be able to directly measure drug dose concentrations as well as to non-invasively describe patterns of drug distribution with MR and PET/SPECT imaging modalities. We will review the rationale for using this approach and the potential advantages of having such information available during and after treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tashjian, JA; Dewhirst, MW; Needham, D; Viglianti, BL

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 18214771

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2755546

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0265-6736

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02656730701840147


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England