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):

Report Date:

2011-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE