Photoacoustic Imaging Tools for Nanomedicine

Abstract

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
Book Title
Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Biosensing and Medical Diagnosis
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56333-5
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56333-5_11
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  • Challa S.S.R. Kumar Send Email (1)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC), Rowland Institute of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Jeesu Kim (2)
  • Chulhong Kim Send Email (2)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 2 Department of Creative IT Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea
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