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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Dental optical tomography with upconversion nanoparticles—a feasibility study
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Paper Abstract

Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have the unique ability to emit multiple colors upon excitation by near-infrared (NIR) light. Herein, we investigate the potential use of UCNPs as contrast agents for dental optical tomography, with a focus on monitoring the status of fillings after dental restoration. The potential of performing tomographic imaging using UCNP emission of visible or NIR light is established. This in silico and ex vivo study paves the way toward employing UCNPs as theranostic agents for dental applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2017
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 22(6) 066001 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.6.066001
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 22, Issue 6
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Feixiao Long, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)

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