The use of nanotechnology in the field of Health Sciences has triggered novel and very promising applications in diagnostics and invasive therapy of human diseases.
The development of novel tools with improved imaging characteristics would lead to an early identification of the diseases. Imaging nanotools make it possible to visualize tumors using non-invasive as well as intraoperative imaging approaches.
The aim of this e-learning programme is to introduce the participants to the field of nanodiagnostics and nanosurgery.
The integration of nanotools with biology has led to the development of diagnostic devices, contrast agents, analytical tools, physical therapy applications, and drug delivery vehicles.
The programme elaborates the types, the characteristics, in vivo and in vitro applications and the potentials of nanotools as diagnostic agents or biomarkers in cancer imaging, neurophysiological disorders, ocular imaging, and cardiovascular disease imaging.
The course focused on the use of the nanotools as contrast agents in imaging modalities such as CT, US, MRI as well as in multi-modality imaging in radiology and nuclear medicine.
Furthermore, the course illustrates the recent advances in the development of nanotools for nano-image guided surgeries including Sentile lymph node mapping, tumor margins mapping, tissues ablation and wound treatment.
Through this programme, the students will acquire knowledge and generate ideas on how nanotools can be used in many fields of Health Sciences improving diagnostic or invasive techniques by overcoming limitations and barriers for a better patient management.
This e-learning programme is addressed to Greek and International students or graduates in Sciences like Medicine, Biomedical or Biochemical subject, Medical Physics, Medicine Biological, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Applied Physics or in a related field.
The goal of the programme is to provide the participant with knowledge concerning the applications of nanotechnology in the fields of diagnostics and nanosurgery. The programme highlights the potential of the use of various nanosystems as contrast agents in imaging modalities, as diagnostic tools in biosensors and biochips and as guided or photosensitized agents in nanosurgery.