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Posted: March 15, 2008

Book explains nanotechnology use in biomedical imaging

(Nanowerk News) “Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Fundamental Biomedical Technologies)” is the title of a new book co-edited by Jeff W.M. Bulte, professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and his colleague Mike M.J. Modo, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College in London, UK.
Published by Springer, Bulte says this volume “would be an excellent textbook for materials scientists and chemical engineers working on fabricating all sorts of particles, but who need more information about their various biological and medical applications.”
The book’s 23 chapters explore how nanotechnology is used for biomedical imaging. Some topics include the use of paramagnetic dendrimers, quantum dots, ultrasound bubbles, magnetic nanosensors, and iron oxide particles for imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed tomography, and optical imaging.
“This book provides an overview of what can be done with nanoparticles in translational research,” Bulte adds. “Basic nanoscientists can learn about clinical translation, and clinicians can learn how these particles are synthesized and what their exact physicochemical properties are that make them useful for imaging.”
Source: INBT