Biomedical Applications of Radionuclide-Labelled Magnetic Nanoparticles

Quentin A. Pankhurst

Healthcare Biomagnetics Laboratory, University College London, London W1S 4BS

‘Healthcare Biomagnetics’ – the sensing, moving and heating of magnetic nanoparticles in vitro or in the human body – offers the potential for safe and convenient alternatives for many therapeutic and diagnostic applications. This is leading to the development of products such as remote sensors, mechanical actuators, and therapeutic heat sources. In this lecture a selection of recent examples of this work will be presented and discussed, with a particular focus on applications involving the use of radionuclide-labelled magnetic nanoparticles.