Targeted Molecular Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer with a Miniature Endoscope
AbstractIt is highly desirable to develop novel approaches to improve patient survival rate of pancreatic cancer through early detection. Here, we present such an approach based on photoacoustic and fluorescence molecular imaging of pancreatic tumor using a miniature multimodal endoscope in combination with targeted multifunctional iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs). A novel fan-shaped scanning mechanism was developed to minimize the invasiveness for endoscopic imaging of pancreatic tumors. The results show that the enhancements in photoacoustic and fluorescence signals using amino-terminal fragment (ATF) targeted IONPs were ~four to six times higher compared to that using non-targeted IONPs. Our study indicates the potential of the combination of the multimodal photoacoustic-fluorescence endoscopy and targeted multifunctional nanoparticles as an efficient tool to provide improved specificity and sensitivity for pancreatic cancer detection. View Full-Text
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Dai, X.; Qian, W.; Yang, H.; Yang, L.; Jiang, H. Targeted Molecular Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer with a Miniature Endoscope. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 1241.
Dai X, Qian W, Yang H, Yang L, Jiang H. Targeted Molecular Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer with a Miniature Endoscope. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(12):1241.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dai, Xianjin; Qian, Weiping; Yang, Hao; Yang, Lily; Jiang, Huabei. 2017. "Targeted Molecular Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer with a Miniature Endoscope." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 12: 1241.
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