Optical and Optoacoustic Imaging

  • Joanna NappEmail author
  • Andrea Markus
  • Frauke AlvesEmail author
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 216)


The spatiotemporal determination of molecular events and cells is important for understanding disease processes, especially in oncology, and thus for the development of novel treatments. Equally important is the knowledge of the biodistribution, localization, and targeted accumulation of novel therapies as well as monitoring of tumor growth and therapeutic response. Optical imaging provides an ideal versatile platform for imaging of all these problems and questions.







Adoptive T cell therapy


Bioluminescence imaging


Bioluminescence resonance energy transfer


Charged-coupled device


Cyclic arginine–glycine–aspartic acid


CXC-Motiv-Chemokine receptor 4




Proapoptotic receptor death receptor 5


Extracellular matrix


Epidermal growth factor receptor


Enhanced permeability and retention


Endoplasmic reticulum


Fluorescence-guided surgery


Fluorescein isothiocyanate


Fluorescence lifetime imaging


Firefly luciferase


Fluorescence reflectance imaging


Fluorescence transillumination imaging


Green fluorescent protein


Gaussia luciferase


G protein-coupled receptor


Human subcutaneous adipose tissue stem cells


Hypoxia-inducible factor


Human mesenchymal stem cells


Indo-cyanine green


Lewis lung cancer


Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database


Matrix metallopeptidases


Magnetic resonance imaging


Multispectral optoacoustic tomography


Nuclear factor of activated T cells


Near-infrared (fluorescence)


Optoacoustic imaging




Peripheral blood lymphocytes


Protein fragment complementation assay


Platelet-derived growth factor receptor


Polyethylene glycol


Protein kinase A


Prostate-specific antigen


Quantum yield


Red fluorescent protein


Renilla luciferase


Sentinel lymph node(s)


Signal-to-noise ratio


Single-photon counting detector


Surface plasmon resonance


Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes


Tumor microenvironment


Tumor necrosis factor


Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand




Vascular endothelial growth factor


Vargula luciferase


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Image-Guided Nanotherapy and Diagnostic (IND)Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Medical Center Goettingen (UMG)GoettingenGermany
  2. 2.Translational Molecular ImagingMax-Planck-Institute for Experimental MedicineGoettingenGermany
  3. 3.Translational Molecular ImagingInstitute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinic of Hematology and Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Goettingen (UMG)GoettingenGermany
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental MedicineGoettingenGermany

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