Deep-tissue anatomical imaging of mice using carbon nanotube fluorophores in the second near-infrared window

@article{Welsher2011DeeptissueAI,
  title={Deep-tissue anatomical imaging of mice using carbon nanotube fluorophores in the second near-infrared window},
  author={Kevin Welsher and Sarah P. Sherlock and H. Dai},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={108},
  pages={8943 - 8948}
}
Fluorescent imaging in the second near-infrared window (NIR II, 1–1.4 μm) holds much promise due to minimal autofluorescence and tissue scattering. Here, using well-functionalized biocompatible single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) as NIR II fluorescent imaging agents, we performed high-frame-rate video imaging of mice during intravenous injection of SWNTs and investigated the path of SWNTs through the mouse anatomy. We observed in real-time SWNT circulation through the lungs and kidneys… Expand
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