Received: December 04, 2010
Accepted: December 18, 2010
Mody VV. Nanoparticles in nuclear imaging. Internet J Med Update. 2011 Jan;6(1):24-30.


Dr. Vicky V Mody PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Oakwood, Virginia, USA

(Corresponding Author: Dr. Vicky V Mody, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Appalachian College of Pharmacy, 1060 Dragon Road, Oakwood, Virginia, USA 24614; Telephone: 001-276-498-5225, Fax: 001-276-498-5211; Email:


The present review article summarizes the current state radiolabeled nanoparticles for molecular imaging applications mainly targeting cancer. Due to their enormous flexibility, and versatility the radiolabeled nanoparticles have shown their potential in the diagnosis and therapy. As the matter of fact, these radiolabeled imaging agents enable the visualization of the cellular function and the follow-up of the molecular process in living organisms. Moreover, the rapidly advancing field of nanotechnology has provided various innovative radionuclides and delivery systems, such as liposomes, magnetic agents, polymers, dendrimers, quantum dots, and carbon nanotubes to cope up with the hurdles which have been posed by various disease states.

KEY WORDS: Nuclear Imaging; Nanoparticles; Diagnostic imaging; Medical imaging