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Photoacoustic imaging features of intraocular tumors: Retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma.

Photoacoustic imaging features of intraocular tumors: Retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma.
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Xu G, Xue Y, Özkurt ZG, Slimani N, Hu Z, Wang X, Xia K, Ma T, Zhou Q, Demirci H,


Xu G, Xue Y, Özkurt ZG, Slimani N, Hu Z, Wang X, Xia K, Ma T, Zhou Q, Demirci H, (click to view)

Xu G, Xue Y, Özkurt ZG, Slimani N, Hu Z, Wang X, Xia K, Ma T, Zhou Q, Demirci H,

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PloS one 2017 02 2312(2) e0170752 doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0170752
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the capability of photoacoustic (PA) imaging (PAI) in assessing the unique molecular and architectural features in ocular tumors. A real-time PA and ultrasonography (US) parallel imaging system based on a research US platform was developed to examine retinoblastoma in mice in vivo and human retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma ex vivo. PA signals were generated by optical illumination at 720, 750, 800, 850, 900 and 950 nm delivered through a fiber optical bundle. The optical absorption spectra of the tumors were derived from the PA images. The optical absorption spectrum of each tumor was quantified by fitting to a polynomial model. The microscopic architectures of the tumors were quantified by frequency domain analysis of the PA signals. Both the optical spectral and architectural features agree with the histological findings of the tumors. The mouse and human retinoblastoma showed comparable total optical absorption spectra at a correlation of 0.95 (p<0.005). The quantitative PAI features of human retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma have shown statistically significant difference in two tailed t-tests (p<0.05). Fully compatible with the concurrent procedures, PAI could be a potential tool complementary to other diagnostic modalities for characterizing intraocular tumors.

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