Next Article in Journal
Photosensitizer-Embedded Polyacrylonitrile Nanofibers as Antimicrobial Non-Woven Textile
Next Article in Special Issue
Dye-Doped Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles for Live Cell and In Vivo Bioimaging
Previous Article in Journal
Temperature-Dependent Magnetic Response of Antiferromagnetic Doping in Cobalt Ferrite Nanostructures
Previous Article in Special Issue
Automatic Echographic Detection of Halloysite Clay Nanotubes in a Low Concentration Range
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Nanomaterials 2016, 6(4), 76; doi:10.3390/nano6040076

Multifunctional Inorganic Nanoparticles: Recent Progress in Thermal Therapy and Imaging

1
Department of Biomedical Science and BK21 PLUS Centre for Creative Biomedical Scientists, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju 501-746, Korea
2
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology and Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Yurii K. Gunko
Received: 29 February 2016 / Revised: 1 April 2016 / Accepted: 6 April 2016 / Published: 18 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles in Bioimaging)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [2131 KB, uploaded 18 April 2016]   |  

Abstract

Nanotechnology has enabled the development of many alternative anti-cancer approaches, such as thermal therapies, which cause minimal damage to healthy cells. Current challenges in cancer treatment are the identification of the diseased area and its efficient treatment without generating many side effects. Image-guided therapies can be a useful tool to diagnose and treat the diseased tissue and they offer therapy and imaging using a single nanostructure. The present review mainly focuses on recent advances in the field of thermal therapy and imaging integrated with multifunctional inorganic nanoparticles. The main heating sources for heat-induced therapies are the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) in the near infrared region and alternating magnetic fields (AMFs). The different families of inorganic nanoparticles employed for SPR- and AMF-based thermal therapies and imaging are described. Furthermore, inorganic nanomaterials developed for multimodal therapies with different and multi-imaging modalities are presented in detail. Finally, relevant clinical perspectives and the future scope of inorganic nanoparticles in image-guided therapies are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: inorganic nanoparticles; surface plasmon resonance; alternate magnetic field; photothermal therapy; imaging; image-guided therapy inorganic nanoparticles; surface plasmon resonance; alternate magnetic field; photothermal therapy; imaging; image-guided therapy
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Cherukula, K.; Manickavasagam Lekshmi, K.; Uthaman, S.; Cho, K.; Cho, C.-S.; Park, I.-K. Multifunctional Inorganic Nanoparticles: Recent Progress in Thermal Therapy and Imaging. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 76.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Nanomaterials EISSN 2079-4991 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top