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posted on 09.04.2021, 15:12 by Ibrahim Oraiqat, Essam Al-Snayyan, Andrew Calcaterra, Roy Clarke, Alnawaz Rehemtulla, Issam El Naqa

Cerenkov Emission (CE) multispectral analysis with silicon photomultiplier (SiPM)-based optical probes is a promising tool for online tumor microenvironment interrogation and targeting during radiotherapy delivery. With the extreme sensitivity of SiPMs, deep tissue multispectral CE measurements can be realized in a clinical setting. In this work, we utilize our Cerenkov Emission Multi-spectral Imaging (CMSI) prototype probe to interrogate the spectral components of the CE signal generated during external beam radiotherapy. Our results demonstrated that CMSI enables effective probing of in vitro quantitative changes in the pH of cell media to monitor cancer cell proliferation after various treatment pathways and differentiate between varying treatment resistance cell lines. In addition, the feasibility of using the CMSI probe in vivo was also successfully demonstrated by measuring tumor pH during a pilot mouse study.

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