In vivo imaging assessment of porous silicon

S. Srinivasan, F. Leonard, T. M. Kuncewicz, B. Godin

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This chapter highlights the use of porous silicon (PSi)-based imaging agents with currently available imaging platforms. The intrinsic optical properties, the potential for surface modification as well as the high porosity available for bearing nested imaging contrast agents has made PSi an attractive material for in vivo imaging/diagnostic applications. The first part of the chapter gives a review of the mechanisms of the various imaging modalities available. The chapter then describes the various modifications of PSi that enable its potential application as an in vivo imaging tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPorous Silicon for Biomedical Applications
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9780857097118
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Imaging
  • Nanovectors
  • Porous silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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