Molecular imaging of cancer using gold nanoshells


Journal Article

The use of gold nanoshells for the molecular imaging of breast cancer was discussed. The detection of the Her-2/neu receptors expressed on the cell membrane was also discussed. The formation of gold nanoshells was analyzed with a UV-Vis spectrophotometer and scanning electron microscopy. The sample nanoshells has a silica core diameter of 240 nm with a 35 nm gold shell. Scattering-based optical imaging modalities, coupled with targeted optical contrast agents, offer a new approach to clinical cancer imaging.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Loo, CH; Hirsch, LR; Halas, NJ; West, JL; Drezek, RA

Published Date

  • December 1, 2004

Published In

  • Transactions 7th World Biomaterials Congress

Start / End Page

  • 406 -

Citation Source

  • Scopus