Organometallic carbonyl clusters : a new class of contrast agents for photoacoustic cerebral vascular imaging
Kong, Kien Voon
Thakor, Nitish V.
Leong, Weng Kee
Date of Issue2014
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We report, for the first time, the use of a water-soluble organometallic compound as a stable, reliable and high-contrast photoacoustic contrast agent. This gives a significantly higher contrast than that achievable with alternatives such as single-walled carbon nanotubes. Image enhancement of the rat cerebral cortex vasculature was observed using in vivo dark-field photoacoustic microscopy.
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© 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Chemical Communications, Royal Society of Chemistry. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cc48529c].