A new bifunctional hybrid nanostructure as an active platform for photothermal therapy and MR imaging

@inproceedings{Khafaji2016ANB,
  title={A new bifunctional hybrid nanostructure as an active platform for photothermal therapy and MR imaging},
  author={Mona Khafaji and M. Vossoughi and M Reza Hormozi-Nezhad and Rassoul Dinarvand and Felix B{\"o}rrnert and Azam Irajizad},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2016}
}
As a bi-functional cancer treatment agent, a new hybrid nanostructure is presented which can be used for photothermal therapy by exposure to one order of magnitude lower laser powers compared to similar nanostructures in addition to substantial enhancment in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast. This gold-iron oxide hybrid nanostructure (GIHN) is synthesized by a cost-effective and high yield water-based approach. The GIHN is sheilded by PEG. Therefore, it shows high hemo and… CONTINUE READING