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12 February 2009 In vivo photoacoustic monitoring of photosensitizer in skin: application to dosimetry for antibacterial photodynamic treatment
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To obtain efficient antibacterial photodynamic effect in traumatic injuries such as burns, depth-resolved dosimetry of photosensitizer is required. In this study, we performed dual-wavelength photoacoustic (PA) measurement for rat burned skins injected with a photosensitizer. As a photosensitizer, methylene blue (MB) or porfimer sodium was injected into the subcutaneous tissue in rats with deep dermal burn. The wound was irradiated with red (665 nm or 630 nm) pulsed light to excite photosensitizers and green (532 nm) pulsed light to excite blood in the tissue; the latter signal was used to eliminate blood-associated component involved in the former signal. Acoustic attenuation was also compensated from the photosensitizer-associated PA signals. These signal processing was effective to obtain high-contrast image of a photosensitizer in the tissue. Behaviors of MB and porfimer sodium in the tissue were compared.
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Akihiro Hirao, Shunichi Sato, Daizoh Saitoh, Nariyoshi Shinomiya, Hiroshi Ashida, and Minoru Obara "In vivo photoacoustic monitoring of photosensitizer in skin: application to dosimetry for antibacterial photodynamic treatment", Proc. SPIE 7177, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2009, 71772C (12 February 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.808480
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