Volume 90 Issue 46 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 12, 2012

Nanorods Tag Tumors For Surgery

Combo of photoacoustic and Raman imaging locates oblong gold nanoparticles taken up by ovarian tumors, aids excision
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Analytical SCENE, Nano SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: ovarian cancer, imaging, nanorods, photoacoustic imaging, SERS, tumors, surgery

Doctors in the future might be able to detect early-stage ovarian cancer with the help of rod-shaped gold nanoparticles, according to a study reported in ACS Nano (DOI: 10.1021/nn304347g). After injecting mice with the nanorods, researchers from Stanford University used a combination of photoacoustic imaging and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to image various types of ovarian . . .

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