Recent progress in imaging technology combined with nanomaterials for medical applications

Recent progress in imaging technology combined with nanomaterials for medical applications

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The development of medical imaging technology has led to progress in nanomedical diagnosis, prevention, and detection. In this study, the latest applications of single-mode imaging, dual-mode imaging and multimode imaging in nanomedicine are reviewed. Meanwhile, in the single-mode imaging section, several imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography illuminate their respective characteristics and medical applications. In the part of dual-mode imaging, nanoprobes and nanodrug carriers as nanobiotechnology applications, which combined with dual-mode imaging are conducive to the accurate cancer diagnosis and efficient delivery of drugs, respectively. In the application of multimodal imaging, owing to the combination of treatment and multimodal imaging, functional diversity and fewer side effects are obtained. Each section outlines the current utilisation and potential of imaging in nanomedicine, illustrating the potential applications in the future. This review is supposed to provide some ideas for the multifunctional application and accelerate another technical leap of fusion imaging technology in medicine.


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