Research Papers: Imaging

Multifunctional nanoprobe to enhance the utility of optical based imaging techniques

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Yeongri Jung, Guangying Guan, Chen-wei Wei, Roberto Reif, Xiaohu Gao, Matthew O’Donnell, Ruikang K. Wang

University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering, 3720 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, Washington 98195

J. Biomed. Opt. 17(1), 016015 (Jan 31, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.016015
History: Received September 7, 2011; Revised November 28, 2011; Accepted December 2, 2011
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Abstract.  Several imaging modalities such as optical coherence tomography, photothermal, photoacoustic and magnetic resonance imaging, are sensitive to different physical properties (i.e. scattering, absorption and magnetic) that can provide contrast within biological tissues. Usually exogenous agents are designed with specific properties to provide contrast for these imaging methods. In nano-biotechnology there is a need to combine several of these properties into a single contrast agent. This multifunctional contrast agent can then be used by various imaging techniques simultaneously or can be used to develop new imaging modalities. We reported and characterized a multifunctional nanoparticle, made from gold nanoshells, which exhibits scattering, photothermal, photoacoustic, and magnetic properties.

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Yeongri Jung ; Guangying Guan ; Chen-wei Wei ; Roberto Reif ; Xiaohu Gao, et al.
"Multifunctional nanoprobe to enhance the utility of optical based imaging techniques", J. Biomed. Opt. 17(1), 016015 (Jan 31, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.016015


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