19 May 2000 Optoacoustic imaging of tissue blanching during photodynamic therapy of esophageal cancer
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Proceedings Volume 3916, Biomedical Optoacoustics; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386337
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Esophageal cancer patients often present a highly inflamed esophagus at the time of treatment by photodynamic therapy. Immediately after treatment, the inflamed vessels have been shut down and the esophagus presents a white surface. Optoacoustic imaging via an optical fiber device can provide a depth profile of the blanching of inflammation. Such a profile may be an indicator of the depth of treatment achieved by the PDT. Our progress toward developing this diagnostic for use in our clinical PDT treatments of esophageal cancer patients is presented.
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Steven L. Jacques, Steven L. Jacques, John A. Viator, John A. Viator, Guenther Paltauf, Guenther Paltauf, } "Optoacoustic imaging of tissue blanching during photodynamic therapy of esophageal cancer", Proc. SPIE 3916, Biomedical Optoacoustics, (19 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386337

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