Applications of nanotechnology to imaging and therapy of brain tumors.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mohs, AM; Provenzale, JM

Published Date

  • August 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 283 - 292

PubMed ID

  • 20708547

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nic.2010.04.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States