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J. Imaging 2018, 4(1), 18;

Image-Guided Cancer Nanomedicine

Department of Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Received: 6 November 2017 / Revised: 3 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles and Medical Imaging for Image Guided Medicine)
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Multifunctional nanoparticles with superior imaging properties and therapeutic effects have been extensively developed for the nanomedicine. However, tumor-intrinsic barriers and tumor heterogeneity have resulted in low in vivo therapeutic efficacy. The poor in vivo targeting efficiency in passive and active targeting of nano-therapeutics along with the toxicity of nanoparticles has been a major problem in nanomedicine. Recently, image-guided nanomedicine, which can deliver nanoparticles locally using non-invasive imaging and interventional oncology techniques, has been paid attention as a new opportunity of nanomedicine. This short review will discuss the existing challenges in nanomedicine and describe the prospects for future image-guided nanomedicine. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanomedicine; image; image-guided nanomedicine; nanoparticles; cancer nanomedicine; image; image-guided nanomedicine; nanoparticles; cancer

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