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Carbon Nanoparticles in Photoacoustic Imaging
Author(s): Ti Zhang; Huizhong Cui
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Book Description

Looking for an imaging solution that can produce a resolution that is far beyond ultrasound and comparable to MRI or CT, but with a small, relatively low-cost device that fits a handheld scanner? Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is uniquely suited to this situation thanks to its superior tissue-penetration depth and good spatial resolution. This Spotlight summarizes recent progress in the surface modification and application of carbon nanoparticles as PA contrast agents. Carbon-based contrast agents are expected to have great potential in basic biomedical research and clinical diagnostic applications.

Book Details

Date Published: 29 May 2015
Pages: 18
ISBN: 9781628418309
Volume: SL04

Table of Contents
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1 Introduction

2 Characteristics of Carbon Nanoparticles Used in Biomedical Applications

3 Applications of Carbon Nanoparticles in Photoacoustic Imaging

4 Discussions and Conclusion

References

Preface

Looking for an imaging solution that can produce a resolution that is far beyond ultrasound and comparable to MRI or CT, but with a small, relatively low-cost device that fits a handheld scanner? Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is uniquely suited to this situation thanks to its superior tissue-penetration depth and good spatial resolution. This Spotlight summarizes recent progress in the surface modification and application of carbon nanoparticles as PA contrast agents. Carbon-based contrast agent modality is expected to have great potential in basic biomedical research and clinical diagnostic applications.

Ti Zhang
Huizhong Cui
June 2015


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