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Gold nanorods tailored as tracers for sentinel lymph node biopsy imaged by photothermal optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

Gold nanorods (GNRs) have been demonstrated as a scattering imaging agent or therapeutic agent. Because of their narrow window, biocompatibility, and uniform small size for blood circulation, GNRs are well suited to serve as imaging contrast agents. Especially, strong phothothermal (PT) effect is attractive for diagnostic (e.g. sentinel lymph node biopsy) or therapeutic (e.g. PT therapy) purposes. In this paper, we demonstrate GNRs as multipurpose agents with PT-optical coherence tomography (OCT) for imaging sentinel lymph node. The results show that GNRs are promising for imaging contrast enhancement for visualizing the detailed functions of SLN.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7899, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2011, 789949 (23 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876185
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Yeongri Jung, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Ruikang K. Wang, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7899:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2011
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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