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Looking for an imaging solution that can produce a resolution that is far beyond ultrasound and comparable to MRI or CT, but with a small, relatively low-cost device that fits a handheld scanner? Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is uniquely suited to this situation thanks to its superior tissue-penetration depth and good spatial resolution. This Spotlight summarizes recent progress in the surface modification and application of carbon nanoparticles as PA contrast agents. Carbon-based contrast agents are expected to have great potential in basic biomedical research and clinical diagnostic applications.
This Spotlight summarizes the very recent progress on the surface modifications and applications of carbon nanoparticles as PA contrast agents. It is expected that a PA carbon-based contrast agent modality will have a great potential in basic biomedical research and clinical diagnostic applications.