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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 6, 2014

Dynamic monitoring of optical clearing of skin using photoacoustic microscopy and ultrasonography

Xiaoquan Yang, Yanyan Liu, Dan Zhu, Rui Shi, and Qingming Luo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 1094-1104 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.001094


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Abstract

Tissue optical clearing technique has shown great potential for enhancing the imaging depth and contrast of optical imaging modalities. However, the mechanism of optical clearing is still in controversy. In this manuscript, we combined photoacoustic microscopy with ultrasonography to monitor the dermic changes induced by optical clearing agents at different immersion time points. The measured parameters were correlated with the optical clearing process, and could be used to assess the optical clearing effect. Both in vitro and in vivo results demonstrated that photoacoustic microscopy and ultrasonography can potentially be used as a powerful tool in screening optical clearing agents and exploring the mechanism of optical clearing.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(110.7170) Imaging systems : Ultrasound
(170.6930) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2014
Published: January 10, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Xiaoquan Yang, Yanyan Liu, Dan Zhu, Rui Shi, and Qingming Luo, "Dynamic monitoring of optical clearing of skin using photoacoustic microscopy and ultrasonography," Opt. Express 22, 1094-1104 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-1-1094


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