Photoacoustic Imaging Tools for Nanomedicine


Photoacoustic imaging is a biomedical imaging method that has grown explosively over the last decades. Functional molecular and morphological information of biological molecules, cells, tissues, and organs can be obtained through photoacoustic images. In addition to endogenous light absorbing chromophores, various exogenous contrast agents have been developed to obtain molecular photoacoustic images. Thus, this technology has been soon popular in nanomedicine. This chapter introduces various types of photoacoustic imaging systems and recent trends in photoacoustic image-guided nanomedicine.

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Photoacoustic Imaging Tools for Nanomedicine
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Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Biosensing and Medical Diagnosis
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  • Challa S.S.R. Kumar Send Email (1)
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  • 1 Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC), Rowland Institute of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Jeesu Kim (2)
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  • 2 Department of Creative IT Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea
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