Theranostics: Complex particles for tomorrow's medicine

It is a portmanteau, a mixture of two words. This way it saves us time and trouble while speaking because the human speech apparatus is lazy. And it describes a mixture of procedures: the combination of two procedures that would normally be separate in medicine. We are talking about theranostics.


Photo: Dr. Sofia Dembski

Dr. Sofia Dembski; ©Fraunhofer ISC/ Katrin Selsam-Geißler

Photo: Physician performs an MRI

Theranostic particles could make imaging easier and less burdening for the patient, if one kind or particle could be used with several imaging methods alike; © weyo

Photo: Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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