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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 89–95

Serial noninvasive photoacoustic imaging of neovascularization in tumor angiogenesis

R.I. Siphanto, K.K. Thumma, R.G.M. Kolkman, T.G. van Leeuwen, F.F.M. de Mul, J.W. van Neck, L.N.A. van Adrichem, and W. Steenbergen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 89-95 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.000089


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Abstract

We present photoacoustic images of tumor neovascularization obtained over a 10-day period after subcutaneous inoculation of pancreatic tumor cells in a rat. The images were obtained from ultrasound generated by absorption in hemoglobin of short laser pulses at a wavelength of 1064 nm. The ultrasound signals were measured in reflection mode using a single scanning piezodetector, and images were reconstructed with a weighted delay-and-sum algorithm. Three-dimensional data visualize the development and quantify the extent of individual blood vessels around the growing tumor, blood concentration changes inside the tumor and growth in depth of the neovascularized region.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

Citation
R.I. Siphanto, K.K. Thumma, R.G.M. Kolkman, T.G. van Leeuwen, F.F.M. de Mul, J.W. van Neck, L.N.A. van Adrichem, and W. Steenbergen, "Serial noninvasive photoacoustic imaging of neovascularization in tumor angiogenesis," Opt. Express 13, 89-95 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-1-89


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