28 May 2004 Optical monitoring of complex dynamics of blood sedimentation and lymph flow in vessels
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In this paper a few examples of the complex behavior of biological systems detected by optical techniques are described. All examples are related to cell suspensions behavior in in vitro and in vivo studies. In vitro studies performing investigation of a fine structure of blood sedimentation process and establishing nonlinear features of blood sedimentation as disease prognostic parameters are overviewed. Three optical techniques: OCT, CW laser beam transverse synchronized transillumination method and spatially-modulated laser beam transillumination method were considered. In blood sedimentation studied by OCT the regular or irregular oscillations of the RBC/plasma boundary were observed. The functional properties of erythrocytes in patients with coronary heart disease by mean of spatially-modulated laser beam transillumination method to reveal the stages of the acute coronary syndrome formation are discussed. The laser speckle and intravital TV-microscopic techniques applied to in vivo studies of lymph flow in microvessels are overviewed. The hypothesis on the alternating-translation (shuttle-stream) character of lymph flow is discussed.
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Valery V. Tuchin, "Optical monitoring of complex dynamics of blood sedimentation and lymph flow in vessels", Proc. SPIE 5330, Complex Dynamics, Fluctuations, Chaos, and Fractals in Biomedical Photonics, (28 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.533350; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.533350
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Blood

Lymphatic system

Optical coherence tomography

Plasma

Microscopy

Molecular aggregates

Biomedical optics

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