Uses of nanoparticles for central nervous system imaging and therapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

SUMMARY: Applications of nanotechnology to medicine are leading to novel means of imaging living systems and of delivering therapy. Much nanotechnology research is focused on methods for imaging central nervous system functions and disease states. In this review, the principles of nanoparticle design and function are discussed with specific emphasis on applications to neuroradiology. In addition to innovative forms of imaging, this review describes therapeutic uses of nanoparticles, such as drug delivery systems, neuroprotection devices, and methods for tissue regeneration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, JM; Silva, GA

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1293 - 1301

PubMed ID

  • 19617446

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7051551

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-959X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3174/ajnr.A1590


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States