28. Theranostic Applications of Gold Core–Shell Structured Nanoparticles

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen3,4
  1. Wei Lu1,
  2. Marites P. Melancon1 and
  3. Chun Li2

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch28

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Lu, W., Melancon, M. P. and Li, C. (2011) Theranostic Applications of Gold Core–Shell Structured Nanoparticles, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Experimental Diagnostic Imaging, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Experimental Diagnostic Imaging, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • theranostic applications of gold core–shell structured nanoparticles - gold core–shell nanostructures, optical properties due to strong and tunable SPR;
  • noninvasive in vivo imaging with light photons - powerful avenues, for extracting relevant biological information and NIR light;
  • photoacoustic tomography (PAT), a hybrid technology - imaging internal distribution of optical energy deposition in biological tissues, laser-induced ultrasonic wave detection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Tuning

  • Molecular Optical Imaging

  • Photothermal Therapy in Cancer

  • Near-Infrared Light-Triggered Drug Delivery

  • Multifunctional Core-Shell Structured Gold Nanoparticles as Theranostic Agents

  • Perspectives

  • Acknowledgments

  • References