13 March 2013 Imaging nonmelanoma skin cancers with combined ultrasound-photoacoustic microscopy
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PDT has become a treatment of choice especially for the cases with multiple sites and large areas. However, the efficacy of PDT is limited for thicker and deeper tumors. Depth and size information as well as vascularity can provide useful information to clinicians for planning and evaluating PDT. High-resolution ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging can provide information regarding skin structure and vascularity. We utilized combined ultrasound-photoacoustic microscopy for imaging a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) tumor pre-PDT and the results indicate that combined ultrasound-photoacoustic imaging can be useful tool for PDT planning by providing both structural and functional contrasts.
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Ulas Sunar, Ulas Sunar, Daniel J. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Rohrbach, Janet Morgan, Janet Morgan, Natalie Zeitouni, Natalie Zeitouni, } "Imaging nonmelanoma skin cancers with combined ultrasound-photoacoustic microscopy", Proc. SPIE 8568, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXII, 856816 (13 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2005104; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2005104

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