Received: December 09, 2010
Accepted: December 19, 2010
Ref: Dongre SD, Sankaye S. The role of nanotechnology in molecular imaging by using fluorescent quantum dots. Internet J Med Update. 2011 Jan;6(1):34-36.
THE ROLE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN MOLECULAR IMAGING BY USING FLUORESCENT QUANTUM DOTS
Dr. S. D. Dongre† MD and Dr. Smita Sankaye‡ MD
†Professor and Head, ‡Resident, Department of Pathology, Rural Medical College, PMT, Loni, Maharashtra, India
(Corresponding Author: Professor S D Dongree, Head Department of Pathology, Rural Medical College, PMT, Loni-413736, Dt-Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Giant strides in knowledge about nanoparticles have lead to the development of sophisticated fluorescent quantum dots that have enhanced our understanding of the disease process as well as the healing mechanism following appropriate therapy. This article focuses on various aspects of fluorescent quantum dots which are now knocking at our doors to let them in to assist us in molecular imaging.
KEY WORDS: Nanotechnology; Molecular imaging; Fluorescent quantum dots