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13 March 2013 Temperature-modulated fluorescence tomography: modulating tissue temperature using HIFU for high-resolution in vivo fluorescence tomography
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Proceedings Volume 8574, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging VIII; 857405 (2013)
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
Low spatial resolution due to strong tissue scattering is one of the main barriers that prevent the wide-spread use of fluorescence tomography. To overcome this limitation, we previously demonstrated a new technique, temperature modulated fluorescence tomography (TM-FT), which relies on key elements: temperature sensitive ICG loaded pluronic nanocapsules and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), to combine the sensitivity of fluorescence imaging with focused ultrasound resolution. While conventional fluorescence tomography measurements are acquired, the tissue is scanned by a HIFU beam and irradiated to produce a local hot spot, in which the temperature increases nearly 5K. The fluorescence emission signal measured by the optical detectors varies drastically when the hot spot overlays onto the location of the temperature dependent nanocapsules. The small size of the focal spot (~1.4 mm) up to a depth of 6 cm, allows imaging the distribution of these temperature sensitive agents with not only high spatial resolution but also high quantitative accuracy in deep tissue using a proper image reconstruction algorithm. Previously we have demonstrated this technique with a phantom study with nanocapsules sensitive to 20-25°C range. In this work, we will show the first nanocapsules optimized for in vivo animal imaging.
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Tiffany C. Kwong, Farouk Nouizi, Yuting Lin, Uma Sampathkumaran, Shaaz Ahmed, and Gultekin Gulsen "Temperature-modulated fluorescence tomography: modulating tissue temperature using HIFU for high-resolution in vivo fluorescence tomography", Proc. SPIE 8574, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging VIII, 857405 (13 March 2013);


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