Photoacoustic imaging and temperature measurement for photothermal cancer therapy.

  title={Photoacoustic imaging and temperature measurement for photothermal cancer therapy.},
  author={Jignesh Shah and Suhyun Park and Salavat R. Aglyamov and Timothy Larson and Li Ma and Konstantin Sokolov and Keith A Johnston and Thomas E. Milner and Stanislav Y. Emelianov},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  volume={13 3},
Photothermal therapy is a noninvasive, targeted, laser-based technique for cancer treatment. During photothermal therapy, light energy is converted to heat by tumor-specific photoabsorbers. The corresponding temperature rise causes localized cancer destruction. For effective treatment, however, the presence of photoabsorbers in the tumor must be ascertained before therapy and thermal imaging must be performed during therapy. This study investigates the feasibility of guiding photothermal… CONTINUE READING