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Molecular Theranostic Agents for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Laboratoire LSAMM, CNRS UMR 7177, Institut de Chimie, Université de Strasbourg, 4, rue Blaise Pascal, 67070 Strasbourg, France
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Inorganics 2019, 7(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics7010010
Received: 17 December 2018 / Revised: 8 January 2019 / Accepted: 9 January 2019 / Published: 18 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue MRI Contrast Agents)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful non-invasive diagnostic tool that can provide important insights for medical treatment monitoring and optimization. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), a minimally invasive treatment for various types of tumors, is drawing increasing interest thanks to its temporal and spatial selectivity. The combination of MRI and PDT offers real-time monitoring of treatment and can give significant information for drug-uptake and light-delivery parameters optimization. In this review we will give an overview of molecular theranostic agents that have been designed for their potential application in MRI and PDT. View Full-Text
Keywords: theranostic; MRI; PDT; gadolinium; porphyrin theranostic; MRI; PDT; gadolinium; porphyrin
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Jenni, S.; Sour, A. Molecular Theranostic Agents for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Inorganics 2019, 7, 10.

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