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"Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging," is the title of a new book co-edited by Jeff W.M. Bulte, professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and his colleague Mike M.J. Modo, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College in London, UK. Published by Springer, Bulte says this volume "would be an excellent textbook for materials scientists and chemical engineers working on fabricating all sorts of particles, but who need more information about their various biological and medical applications."
The book's 23 chapters explore how nanotechnology is used for biomedical imaging. Some topics include the use of paramagnetic dendrimers, quantum dots, ultrasound bubbles, magnetic nanosensors, and iron oxide particles for imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed tomography, and optical imaging.
"This book provides an overview of what can be done with nanoparticles in translational research," Bulte adds. "Basic nanoscientists can learn about clinical translation, and clinicians can learn how these particles are synthesized and what their exact physicochemical properties are that make them useful for imaging."
For more information on "Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging," visit the Springer web site.
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The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University is revolutionizing health care by bringing together internationally renowned expertise in medicine, engineering, the sciences, and public health to create new knowledge and groundbreaking technologies.
INBT programs in research, education, outreach, and technology transfer are designed to foster the next wave of nanobiotechnology innovation.
Approximately 155 faculty are affiliated with INBT and are also members of the following Johns Hopkins institutions: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Applied Physics Laboratory.
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