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Infrared absorbing dyes tailored for detection and therapy of solid tumors
Author(s): Fábio A. Schaberle; Luis G. Arnaut; Carlos Serpa; Elsa F. F. Silva; Mariette M. Pereira; Artur R. Abreu; Sérgio Simões
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Paper Abstract

We explore the use as contrast agents for photoacoustic tomography (PAT) of photosensitizers originally developed for the photodynamic therapy of cancer. We show that halogenated bacteriochlorins can enhance the sensitivity of PAT and increase the depth of the field probed by this technique.

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Date Published: 24 November 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7376, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, 73760X (24 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871456
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Fábio A. Schaberle, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Luis G. Arnaut, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Carlos Serpa, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Elsa F. F. Silva, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Mariette M. Pereira, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Artur R. Abreu, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Sérgio Simões, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7376:
Laser Applications in Life Sciences
Matti Kinnunen; Risto Myllylä, Editor(s)

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