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Razansky, D. ; Harlaar, N.J. ; Hillebrands, J.-L.* ; Taruttis, A. ; Herzog, E. ; Zeebregts, C.J.* ; van Dam, G.M.* ; Ntziachristos, V.

Multispectral optoacoustic tomography resolves smart probe activation in vulnerable plaques.

Proc. SPIE 7899:789905 (2011)
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In this work, we show, for the first time to our knowledge, that multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) can deliver high resolution images of activatable molecular probe's distribution, sensitive to matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), deep within optically scattering human carotid specimen. It is further demonstrated that this method can be used in order to provide accurate maps of vulnerable plaque formations in atherosclerotic disease. Moreover, optoacoustic images can simultaneously show the underlining plaque morphology for accurate localization of MMP activity in three dimensions. This performance directly relates to small animal screening applications and to clinical potential as well.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0277-786X
e-ISSN 1996-756X
Conference Title Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2011
Conference Date January 22, 2011
Conference Location San Francisco, California, USA
Quellenangaben Volume: 7899, Issue: , Pages: , Article Number: 789905 Supplement: ,
Publisher SPIE
Reviewing status Peer reviewed