A system for time-gated fluorescence imaging was used to perform measurements on tumor-bearing mice treated with hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD). The aim of the study was to define the potential of this technique in the diagnosis of tumors by taking advantage of the long fluorescence lifetime of the exogenous dye with respect to the decay times of the natural fluorescence. After the administration of three different drug doses (5, 10 and 25 mg/kg body weight), fluorescence images were acquired at various uptake times (from 2 h to 10 d), to determine the best instrumental conditions and experimental procedure for the detection of tumors in the murine model considered. The optimal fluorescence contrast between the tumor area and the surrounding healthy tissue was found at 12 h after the administration of either 5 or 10 mg/kg HpD and was anticipated at 8 h for the highest drug dose. In this optimum condition, the tumor region could be identified even after the injection of 5 mg/kg HpD. A better fluorescence contrast was always obtained in 15 ns-delayed images with respect to synchronous ones.
|Titolo:||Time-gated fluorescence imaging for the diagnosis of tumors in a murine model|
CANTI, GIANFRANCO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Fibrosarcoma; Animals; Spectrometry, Fluorescence; Sarcoma, Experimental; Mice; Hematoporphyrin Derivative; Mice, Inbred BALB C|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-1993|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|