Theranostic probes

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Prediction of therapeutic effect in a patient is difficult. NanoDDS technology may enable this, by incorporating both diagnostic and therapeutic function on a nanodevice. Such nanodevices are called as theranostic probes. Contrast media for various clinical imaging modalities(CT, MRI, US, PET, or SPECT)are the key to realize diagnostic function in theranostic probes. Further studies needed, however, before clinical application of theranostic probes, including toxicology, pharmacokinetics, and other aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-391
Number of pages6
JournalDrug Delivery System
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Contrast medium
  • Imaging
  • NanoDDS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science


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