1 May 2009 Single-walled carbon nanotubes as a multimodal-thermoacoustic and photoacoustic-contrast agent
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Abstract
We have developed a novel carbon nanotube-based contrast agent for both thermoacoustic and photoacoustic tomography. In comparison to deionized water, single-walled carbon nanotubes exhibited more than twofold signal enhancement for thermoacoustic tomography at 3 GHz. In comparison to blood, they exhibited more than sixfold signal enhancement for photoacoustic tomography at 1064 nm wavelength. The large contrast enhancement of single-walled carbon nanotubes was further corroborated by tissue phantom imaging studies.
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Manojit Pramanik, Magdalena Swierczewska, Danielle Green, Balaji Sitharaman, Lihong V. Wang, "Single-walled carbon nanotubes as a multimodal-thermoacoustic and photoacoustic-contrast agent," Journal of Biomedical Optics 14(3), 034018 (1 May 2009). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3147407 . Submission:
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