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Table 3 Some examples of metal nanoparticles and metal nanoparticle-conjugates that have been investigated for their use in medical imaging

From: Magnetic Functionalized Nanoparticles for Biomedical, Drug Delivery and Imaging Applications

Type of nanoparticle Size (nm) Scanning type Ref
PEG-AuNPs 3–8 CT [135]
Modified AuNPs 17–23 SPECT/CT [136]
AuNPs 130–147 PA [137]
AuNPs with citraconic amide moieties 10 PA [138]
AuNPs in combination with radiotherapy 25 Dual-energy CT [139]