Polymeric nanoparticles for molecular imaging.

  title={Polymeric nanoparticles for molecular imaging.},
  author={R. Srikar and Anandhi Upendran and Raghuraman Kannan},
  journal={Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology},
  volume={6 3},
Conventional imaging technologies (X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and optical) depend on contrast agents to visualize a target site or organ of interest. The imaging agents currently used in clinics for diagnosis suffer from disadvantages including poor target specificity and in vivo instability. Consequently, delivery of low concentrations of contrast agents to region of interest affects image quality. Therefore, it is important to selectively deliver high payload of contrast… CONTINUE READING