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Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Chapter 1: Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment

Gold Nano-Probes as Targeted CT Contrast Agents for In-vivo cancer Imaging

Authors:R. Popovtzer, A. Agrawal, M. Shlomi, A. Popovtzer, J. Balter, T.E. Carey, R. Kopelman
Affilation:University of Michigan, US
Pages:5 - 7
Keywords:molecular imaging, nanoparticles, contrast agents, CT
Abstract:This research describes a new class of immuno-targeted and cancer specific CT contrast agents, which enable CT imaging of cancer at cellular and molecular resolution. The method is based on the development of gold nano-probes that specifically and sensitively target in vivo tumor specific antigens, while inducing distinct contrast in CT imaging (increased x-ray attenuation). The overall goal of this research is to develop a novel cancer imaging tool, which may lead to improvements in therapy due to early detection, accurate staging and micro-tumor identification.
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