2 June 2017 Dental optical tomography with upconversion nanoparticles—a feasibility study
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Abstract
Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have the unique ability to emit multiple colors upon excitation by near-infrared (NIR) light. Herein, we investigate the potential use of UCNPs as contrast agents for dental optical tomography, with a focus on monitoring the status of fillings after dental restoration. The potential of performing tomographic imaging using UCNP emission of visible or NIR light is established. This in silico and ex vivo study paves the way toward employing UCNPs as theranostic agents for dental applications.
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Feixiao Long, Xavier Intes, "Dental optical tomography with upconversion nanoparticles—a feasibility study," Journal of Biomedical Optics 22(6), 066001 (2 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.22.6.066001 . Submission: Received: 12 January 2017; Accepted: 5 May 2017
Received: 12 January 2017; Accepted: 5 May 2017; Published: 2 June 2017
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