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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Optical Coherence Tomography (CFA)

Quantitative Evaluation of Nanoshells as a Contrast Agent for Optical Coherence Tomography

Anant Agrawal, Stanley Huang, Joshua Pfefer, Min-Ho Lee, and Rebekah Drezek

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Abstract

We have quantitatively assessed the effectiveness of nanoshells to enhance the quality of optical coherence tomography images. Depending on the scattering characteristics of the sample, nanoshells can increase image signal intensities by 2-5 decibels.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

Citation
A. Agrawal, S. Huang, J. Pfefer, M. Lee, and R. Drezek, "Quantitative Evaluation of Nanoshells as a Contrast Agent for Optical Coherence Tomography," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CFA1.
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