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Multi-spectral photoacoustic mapping of bacteriochlorins diffusing through the skin: exploring a new PAT contrast agent
Author(s): Fábio A. Schaberle; Luis A. F. Reis; Gonçalo F. F. Sá; Carlos Serpa; Artur R. Abreu; Mariette M. Pereira; Luis G. Arnaut
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Paper Abstract

A skin depth map was built reconstructing photoacoustic signals at several wavelengths of visible and infrared light. The mapping technique was used to follow the diffusion through the skin of near-infrared absorbing dyes. Such dyes can be useful for photodynamic therapy (PDT) of skin lesions and are investigated as contrast agents for photoacoustic tomography (PAT), because they strongly absorb light at wavelengths where the skin is more transparent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8089, Molecular Imaging III, 80890Q (14 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.889939
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Fábio A. Schaberle, Luzitin, SA (Portugal)
Luis A. F. Reis, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Gonçalo F. F. Sá, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Carlos Serpa, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Artur R. Abreu, Luzitin, SA (Portugal)
Mariette M. Pereira, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Luis G. Arnaut, Luzitin, SA (Portugal)
Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8089:
Molecular Imaging III
Charles P. Lin; Vasilis Ntziachristos, Editor(s)

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