SHORT-WAVE INFRARED (SWIR) IMAGING
A key capability of these nanoprobes for imaging applications is their ability to emit short-wave infrared (SWIR) light when illuminated with NIR light .
This is important because SWIR light travels through blood and tissue with less attenuation and scattering than visible or NIR light used by current optical imaging modalities. These features of SWIR light allow for imaging of targeted tumors and other tissue structures at unprecedented combinations of depth and
resolution within animals.