Special Issue "Nanoparticles in Bioimaging"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016)
Dear Colleagues,Nanotechnology and new nanomaterials have an enormous impact to the modern science, technology, and everyday life. One of the important potential applications of nanoparticles is their use as contrast agents for in vitro and in vivo biological imaging. Nanoparticles can offer have a number of advantages over existing contrast agents, including tunable physical (e.g. optical and magnetic) properties, high stability (e.g. against photobleaching), possibility of targeted delivery, and specific binding via chemical functionalisation, multimodality (ability to combine several functions in one particle), high sensitivity and selectivity. Therefore, nanoparticle based contrast agents are very promising tools for a range of bioimaging techniques such as optical and confocal microscopy, NIR imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission CT (SPECT) and ultrasound imaging. However, there are some challenges and roadblocks, such as potential nanotoxicity and biocompatiblity issues, which must be addressed before nanomaterials will find widespread applications in vivo biological imaging.
This Special Issue is focused on the synthesis, properties, and potential bioimaging applications of various nanomaterials, including quantum dots, plasmonic, magnetic, and various multimodal (for example, fluorescent-magnetic) nanoparticles.
Prof. Dr. Yurii K. Gun'ko
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- non-invasive imaging
- magnetic resonance imaging
- quantum dots
- multimodal nanoparticles
- confocal microscopy
- medical diagnostic