Methods and Systems for Using Therapeutic, Diagnostic or Prophylactic Magnetic Agents
Systems and methods are disclosed for directing magnetizable particles comprising therapeutic agents to a target volume, or for guiding magnetizable particles comprising therapeutic agents from a first target volume to a second target volume, at a distance using a magnetic field, to enable the treatment of diseased areas including areas deep inside a patient's body. The methods may be used to diagnose or treat diseased areas within a patient, for example tumors of the lungs, intestines, and liver, and is also useful in enhancing the permeability of solid tumors to chemotherapeutic agents.
SHAPIRO BENJAMIN [US]; EMMERT-BUCK MICHAEL R [US]
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