Liangzhong Xiang

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) in a poly(ethylene)ghycol solution are a biocompatible transporters with strong optical absorption in the near-infrared region, in which the biological tissue is almost transparent with very low absorbance. Here, antibody-functionalized SWNTs for tumor early detection with photoacoustic molecular imaging in vivo are(More)
Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) offers three-dimensional (3D) structural and functional imaging of living biological tissue with label-free, optical absorption contrast. These attributes lend PAT imaging to a wide variety of applications in clinical medicine and preclinical research. Despite advances in live animal imaging with PAT, there is still a need for(More)
In this study, we monitor the progress of vasculature in early tumor growth using photoacoustic imaging over a 20 day period after subcutaneous inoculation of breast cancer tumor cells in a mouse. With 532 nm laser pulses employed as an irradiation source, the photoacoustic images were obtained through the photoacoustic signals received by a hydrophone in(More)
Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is a noninvasive, nonionizing modality based on the differences in light absorption of various biological tissues. PAI utilizes the endogenous contrast characteristics of traditional optical imaging, while benefiting from high spatial resolution of the ultrasound imaging. A PAI system was developed to reconstruct the(More)
The optoacoustic technique is a noninvasive imaging method with high spatial resolution. It potentially can be used to monitor anatomical and physiological changes. Photodynamic therapy (PDT)-induced vascular damage is one of the important mechanisms of tumor destruction, and real-time monitoring of vascular changes can have therapeutic significance. A(More)
How to extract the weak photoacoustic signals from the collected signals with high noise is the key to photoacoustic signal processing. We have developed a modified filtered backprojection algorithm based on combination wavelet for high antinoise photoacoustic tomography. A Q-switched-Nd: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser operating at 532 nm is used as light(More)
PURPOSE The feasibility of medical imaging using a medical linear accelerator to generate acoustic waves is investigated. This modality, x-ray acoustic computed tomography (XACT), has the potential to enable deeper tissue penetration in tissue than photoacoustic tomography via laser excitation. METHODS Short pulsed (μs-range) 10 MV x-ray beams with(More)
UNLABELLED Photoacoustic therapy using the large photoacoustic effect of agents for selectively killing cancer cells is demonstrated. Herein, a highly efficient photoacoustic treatment using gold nanorods (AuNRs) and its antitumor effect are reported. Folic acid conjugated AuNRs are designed to specifically target folate receptor-expressing cancer cells.(More)
The purpose of this study was to optimize the configuration of a photoacoustic endoscope (PAE) for prostate cancer detection and therapy monitoring. The placement of optical fiber bundles and ultrasound detectors was chosen to maximize the photoacoustic imaging penetration depth. We performed both theoretical calculations and simulations of this optimized(More)
While brain imaging and electrophysiology play a central role in neuroscience research and in the evaluation of neurological disorders, a single noninvasive modality that offers both high spatial and temporal resolution is currently not available. Here we show in an acute epilepsy rat model that photoacoustic tomography (PAT) can noninvasively track seizure(More)