Accession Number : ADA550240


Title :   Nanotechnology-Enabled Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Jun 2010-14 Jun 2011


Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Drezek, Rebekah


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550240.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : This project focuses on development of nanotechnology-enabled optical molecular imaging technologies for applications in both breast cancer diagnosis and monitoring therapeutic response. The project consists of two major efforts: (1) optical instrumentation technology development and (2) development of complementary engineered nanomaterials for use in conjunction with the instrumentation created to provide molecular specificity. A particularly significant effort is underway to develop needle-compatible fiber optic probes to enable in vivo imaging of tumors with micron resolution in order to provide a new microscopic, high resolution imaging modality. These microscopic devices will complement the macroscopic, wide-field optical imaging devices being developed in this project.


Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , FIBER OPTICS , HIGH RESOLUTION , IN VIVO ANALYSIS , INSTRUMENTATION , MICROSCOPY , MOLECULES , OPTICAL IMAGES , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , THERAPY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE