Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-15-2011

Publication Title

Biomedical Optics Express

Abstract

A two-channel optical system has been developed to provide spatially resolved simultaneous imaging of singlet molecular oxygen (1O2) phosphorescence and photosensitizer (PS) fluorescence produced by the photodynamic process. The current imaging system uses a spectral discrimination method to differentiate the weak 1O2 phosphorescence that peaks near 1.27 μ m from PS fluorescence that also occurs in this spectral region. The detection limit of 1O2 emission was determined at a concentration of 500 nM benzoporphyrin derivative monoacid (BPD) in tissue-like phantoms, and these signals observed were proportional to the PS fluorescence. Preliminary in vivo images with tumor laden mice indicate that it is possible to obtain simultaneous images of 1O2 and PS tissue distribution.

DOI

10.1364/BOE.2.001233

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