Magnetic Nanogel-enabled Image-guided Therapy
Hybrid systems combining inorganic and organic materials are emerging for biomedical applications. Magnetic nanogels, which are the integration of magnetic nanoparticles and nanogels, have great potential in the field of nanomedicine, especially in image-guided therapy. Unique magnetic properties of magnetic nanoparticles enable imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and novel imaging modalities, magnetic targeting, hyperthermia, and heat triggered controlled release. In this chapter, we summarize the imaging modalities using magnetic nanoparticles and discuss recent advances on magnetic nanogels.