Rare Earth doped nanoparticles in imaging and PDT.

  title={Rare Earth doped nanoparticles in imaging and PDT.},
  author={Brian G. Yust and Dhiraj K. Sardar and L. Christopher Mimun and Ajith kumar Gangadharan and Andrew T. C. Tsin},
  journal={Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering},
Nanoparticles doped with rare earth ions for biomedical imaging and infrared photodynamic therapy (IRPDT) have been synthesized, characterized, and compared. Specifically, these nanoparticles utilize two primary modalities: near infrared excitation and emission for imaging, and near infrared upconversion for photodynamic therapy. These nanoparticles are… CONTINUE READING