MultiSpectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) is an emerging imaging technology that allows for data acquisition at high spatial and temporal resolution. These imaging characteristics are advantageous for Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) imaging that can assess the combination of vascular flow and permeability. However, the quantitative analysis of DCE MSOT data has not been possible due to complications caused by wavelength-dependent light attenuation and variability in light fluence at different anatomical locations. In this work we present a new method for the quantitative analysis of DCE MSOT data that is not biased by light fluence. We have named this method the two-compartment linear standard model (2C-LSM) for DCE MSOT.
- Dynamic contrast enhanced imaging
- Linear models
- Multispectral optoacoustic tomography
- Pharmacokinetics models
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging