Investigational detection of pharmacological agents in the eye using photoacoustic spectroscopy

Saher M. Maswadi, Randolph D. Glickman, Norman Barsalou, Rowe W. Elliott

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Abstract

This research reports progress in our earlier investigation of detecting specific drug diffusion into eye tissue using photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS). A key improvement to the technique is using short pulse tunable laser source to stimulate the photoacoustic effect in tissue. An optical parametric oscillator (OPO) laser system was used as a pumping source to generate ultrasonic photoacoustic signals and employed to scan through different wavelengths with 0.1nm wavelength resolution to determine spectra of different drug solutions in an ocular phantom. The short pulse duration (5-10ns) of the OPO laser has significantly increased the photoacoustic efficiency conversion, and the ability to tune its output from 210nm to 1800nm has provided a wide selection range that is useful for optimizing spectroscopic studies. PAS spectra of different solutions of molecules, such as Trypan Blue, Rose Bengal, Indocyanine Green (ICG), and Amphotericin B (AB), at concentrations as low as 1 μg/ml, were constructed and compared to their actual optical absorption spectra. Ultrasonic hydrophone and photothermal deflection technique (PhDT), a noncontact optical method, were both used to record the photoacoustic signals, and compared in terms of sensitivity and applicability to record signals from the ocular tissue-bearing phantom. The results show good agreement between the optical and photoacoustic spectra, which supports moving to an in vivo application of recording the PAS responses from the eye. Future work will be directed at adapting this method for in vivo measurements, as well as improve the data acquisition system for faster PAS signal analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2007: The Eighth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 30 2007
EventPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2007: The Eighth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2007Jan 24 2007

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6437
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2007: The Eighth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/21/071/24/07

Keywords

  • Biomolecular detection
  • Hydrophone
  • Laser
  • Ocular phantom
  • Photoacoustic
  • Photothermal deflection technique
  • Retina
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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