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journal article 
Author(s):
Attia, Amalina Bte Ebrahim; Balasundaram, Ghayathri; Driessen, Wouter; Ntziachristos, Vasilis; Olivo, Malini 
Title:
Phthalocyanine photosensitizers as contrast agents for in vivo photoacoustic tumor imaging. 
Abstract:
There is a need for contrast agents for non-invasive diagnostic imaging of tumors. Herein, Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) was employed to evaluate phthalocyanines commonly used in photodynamic therapy as photoacoustic contrast agents. We studied the photoacoustic activity of three water-soluble phthalocyanine photosensitizers: phthalocyanine tetrasulfonic acid (PcS4), Zn(II) phthalocyanine tetrasulfonic acid (ZnPcS4) and Al(III) phthalocyanine chloride tetrasulfonic acid (AlPcS4) i...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Biomed Opt Express 
Year:
2015 
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Pages contribution:
591-8 
Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
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