Phosphorescence-Fluorescence ratio imaging for monitoring the oxygen status during photodynamic therapy
The effectiveness of photodynamic therapy is strongly dependent on the availabilty of oxygen. In the present paper we show that the ratio between photosensitiser phosphorescence and fluorescence is a parameter that can be used to monitor the competition between singlet oxygen production and other processes quenching the photosensitiser triplet state. We present a theoretical basis for the validity of this approach and a series of in vitro imaging experiments.
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001873, hdl.handle.net/1765/63905|
Sterenborg, H.J.C.M, de Wolf, J.W, Koning, M, Kruijt, B, van der Ploeg-van den Heuvel, A, & Robinson, D.J. (2004). Phosphorescence-Fluorescence ratio imaging for monitoring the oxygen status during photodynamic therapy. Optics Express, 12(9), 1873–1878. doi:10.1364/OPEX.12.001873