Nanotechnology is a rapidly emerging in the fields of preclinical imaging, and its uses span many applications, particularly in CFT. Nanomaterials might become an alternative to current therapies, as they can allow cells to be targeted specifically and enable detailed imaging of tissues with CFT.


Examples include nanoadjuvants with immunomodulatory properties; the nano-knife, an almost non-invasive method of destroying cancer cells with high voltage electricity; and carbon nanotubes, a popular way of repairing damaged tissues. Nanomaterials coupled with a fluorescent reporter group, allow for visualization of these processes with CFT.

The Next Generation of Imaging. Xerra.