One nanoparticle, six types of medical imaging

Using two biocompatible parts, University at Buffalo researchers and their colleagues have designed a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging techniques:
CT scanning; PET scanning; photoacoustic imaging; fluorescence imaging; upconversion imaging; and Cerenkov luminescence imaging.
In the future, patients could receive a single injection of the nanoparticles to have all six types of imaging done.
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