Radionuclide‐Activated Nanomaterials and Their Biomedical Applications

Published on Sep 16, 2019in Angewandte Chemie12.959
· DOI :10.1002/ANIE.201900594
Carolina A. Ferreira17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Dalong Ni34
Estimated H-index: 34
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
+ 1 AuthorsWeibo Cai91
Estimated H-index: 91
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
: Radio-nanomedicine, or the use of radiolabeled nanoparticles in nuclear medicine, has attracted much attention in the last few decades. Since the discovery of Cerenkov radiation and its employment in Cerenkov luminescence imaging, the combination of nanomaterials and Cerenkov radiation emitters has been revolutionizing the way nanomaterials are perceived in the field: from simple inert carriers of radioactivity to activatable nanomaterials for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Herein, we provide a comprehensive review on the types of nanomaterials that have been used to interact with Cerenkov radiation and the gamma and beta scintillation of radionuclides, as well as on their biological applications.
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