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CHAPTER 5

Radiolabelling Liposomal Nanomedicines for PET Imaging

The high sensitivity and spatio-temporal resolution of positron emission tomography (PET) makes this non-invasive imaging technique ideal for the in vivo tracking of liposomal nanomedicines in the clinical setting. This image-guided therapeutic approach may eventually allow selection of patients that would benefit from the nanomedicinal treatment and, by doing so, enhance the clinical value/efficacy of this promising treatment. In this chapter, we review the different methods reported to date of radiolabel liposomal nanomedicines with PET isotopes such as 89Zr, 64Cu and 18F and discuss their advantages and limitations for clinical translation.

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Print publication date
05 Jan 2018
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-466-0
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-059-7
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-393-2
From the book series:
Drug Discovery