Nanotechnology-Enabled Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer
Annual rept. 15 Jun 2010-14 Jun 2011
RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research