Theranostics 2017; 7(16):3873-3875. doi:10.7150/thno.20655


Oxygen breathing challenge- the simplest theranostic

Ralph P. Mason

Prognostic Imaging Research Laboratory, Department of Radiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75390-9058

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Multispectral optoacoustic tomography provides insights into tumor vascular oxygenation with high temporal and spatial resolution non-invasively. New work indicates that a simple oxygen breathing challenge can reveal differences in tumor, potentially as a prognostic biomarker.

Keywords: photoacoustic tomography, prostate cancer, pathophysiology, oxygen