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Biomedical Optics
St. Petersburg, Florida United States
March 16-19, 2008
BIOMED Poster Session I (BSuE)

The Use of Gold Nanoshells in Cancer Imaging and Therapy

James Chen. Kah, Rachel Cheng. Wan, Tzu-Hao Chow, Malini Carolene. Olivo, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, and Colin J. Sheppard


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This paper describes the synthesis and application of gold nanoshells as promising molecular contrast agent in reflectance based imaging and potential photothermal cancer therapeutics with enhanced cellular destruction in combination with photodynamic therapy.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

J. C. Kah, R. C. Wan, T. Chow, M. C. Olivo, S. G. Mhaisalkar, and C. J. Sheppard, "The Use of Gold Nanoshells in Cancer Imaging and Therapy," in Biomedical Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper BSuE8.

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