21. Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Multimodal Molecular Imaging

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Yanglong Hou and
  2. Rui Hao

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch21

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Hou, Y. and Hao, R. (2011) Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Multimodal Molecular Imaging, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • multifunctional nanoparticles for multimodal molecular imaging - inorganic nanoparticles (NPs), potential probes in biomedical imaging and therapy;
  • PET technology, imaging modality - using signal emitted by positron-emitting radiotracers for constructing images of tracer distribution in vivo;
  • complex nanostructure-based probes - core–shell NPs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nanoparticle-Based Probes

  • Complex Nanostructure-Based Probes

  • Nanohybrid-Based Probes

  • Conclusion and Perspectives

  • References