1 September 2011 Functional photoacoustic imaging to observe regional brain activation induced by cocaine hydrochloride
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 16(9), 090506 (2011). doi:10.1117/1.3626576
Abstract
Photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) was used to detect small animal brain activation in response to drug abuse. Cocaine hydrochloride in saline solution was injected into the blood stream of Sprague Dawley rats through tail veins. The rat brain functional change in response to the injection of drug was then monitored by the PAM technique. Images in the coronal view of the rat brain at the locations of 1.2 and 3.4 mm posterior to bregma were obtained. The resulted photoacoustic (PA) images showed the regional changes in the blood volume. Additionally, the regional changes in blood oxygenation were also presented. The results demonstrated that PA imaging is capable of monitoring regional hemodynamic changes induced by drug abuse.
Janggun Jo, Xinmai Yang, "Functional photoacoustic imaging to observe regional brain activation induced by cocaine hydrochloride," Journal of Biomedical Optics 16(9), 090506 (1 September 2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3626576
Submission: Received ; Accepted
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Brain

Blood

Neuroimaging

Brain activation

Signal detection

Photoacoustic imaging

Hemodynamics

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