Early diagnosis of bladder cancer by photoacoustic imaging of tumor-targeted gold nanorods

Published: 21 November 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zs38z79zzg.1


Detection and removal of bladder cancer lesions at an early stage is crucial for preventing tumor relapse and progression. Photoacoustic imaging of targeted gold nanorods bound to tumor cells allowed for the detection of neoplastic lesions smaller than 0.5 mm that were undetectable by ultrasound imaging and bioluminescence. We here provide raw data that were used to generate information reported in the article with DOI: 10.1016/j.pacs.2022.100400 - Photoshop files can be opened with ImageJ, which is free - Prism files can only be opened with Prism, and those who do not have it can use the demo version which is free for 30 days (and then transfer the data in excel) - TIFF images that can be opened with any image program, including ImageJ



Ospedale San Raffaele


Optical Imaging, Bladder Cancer, Nanorods, Gold, Targeting


European Union

This study has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 801126