Atherosclerosis unstable plaques detection based on DR-GNRs measurements.
(A) GNRs uptake by macrophages captured by the hyperspectral microscopy. Nanoparticles appear as dark dots within cells due to light absorption by the particles. (B) Normalized diffusion reflection curves of a rat balloon-injured carotid artery measured by our DR technique. The dashed line represents the reflection from the injured artery before the GNRs injection.