26 June 2013 Motion-contrast laser speckle imaging of microcirculation within tissue beds in vivo
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Laser speckle imaging is widely used to monitor functional blood perfusion within tissue beds in vivo but traditionally has difficulty visualizing small blood vessels even when the exposure time of the detector is long. We report a simple method that uses the motion contrast of dynamic speckle patterns to noninvasively visualize the distribution of blood flow within tissue beds in vivo. We experimentally demonstrate that the motion contrast can significantly suppress the effect of static scattering, leading to enhanced visibility of the functional blood vessels, including capillaries when compared to the traditional laser speckle contrast imaging.
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Rong Liu, Rong Liu, Jia Qin, Jia Qin, Ruikang K. Wang, Ruikang K. Wang, } "Motion-contrast laser speckle imaging of microcirculation within tissue beds in vivo," Journal of Biomedical Optics 18(6), 060508 (26 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.060508 . Submission:
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