11 February 2011 In utero imaging of mouse embryonic development with optical coherence tomography
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Abstract
Studying progression of congenital diseases in animal models can greatly benefit from live embryonic imaging Mouse have long served as a model of mammalian embryonic developmental processes, however, due to intra-uterine nature of mammalian development live imaging is challenging. In this report we present results on live mouse embryonic imaging in utero with Optical Coherence Tomography. Embryos from 12.5 through 17.5 days post-coitus (dpc) were studied through the uterine wall. In longitudinal studies, same embryos were imaged at developmental stages 13.5, 15.5 and 17.5 dpc. This study suggests that OCT can serve as a powerful tool for live mouse embryo imaging. Potentially this technique can contribute to our understanding developmental abnormalities associated with mutations, toxic drugs.
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Saba H. Syed, Saba H. Syed, Mary E. Dickinson, Mary E. Dickinson, Kirill V. Larin, Kirill V. Larin, Irina V. Larina, Irina V. Larina, } "In utero imaging of mouse embryonic development with optical coherence tomography", Proc. SPIE 7889, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XV, 78890A (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874963; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874963
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