Polypyrrole nanoparticles: A potential optical coherence tomography contrast agent for cancer imaging

Kin Man Au, Zenghai Lu, Stephen J. Matcher, Steven P. Armes

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Abstract

A near-infrared (NIR) absorbing contrast agent based on polypyrrole nanoparticles is described. Quantitative optical coherence tomography studies on tissue phantoms and Mie scattering calculations indicate their potential application for early-stage cancer diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5792-5795
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cancer imaging
  • contrast agents
  • optical coherence tomography
  • polypyrrole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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