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22 May 1997 Photoeradication and imaging of atheromatous plaque with texaphyrins
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Cardiovascular disease is the chief cause of death in the western world. Lutetium texaphyrin (PCI-0123) is a pure, synthetic, aqueous-soluble macrocycle that localizes in both cancerous lesions and atheromatous plaque. The lutetium texaphyrin complex is a potent photosensitizer in vivo, where it is activated by tissue-penetrating far red light (720 - 760 nm). Patient diagnosis and treatment planning are possible with PCI-0123 fluorescence imaging. In this study the localization and selective eradication of atheromatous plaque using PCI-0123 and photoangioplasty are discussed.
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Kathryn W. Woodburn, Fan Qing, David Kessel, and Stuart W. Young M.D. "Photoeradication and imaging of atheromatous plaque with texaphyrins", Proc. SPIE 2970, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII, (22 May 1997);

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