We present experimental results that demonstrate the ability of mid-IR imaging to map blood vessels 0.75cm deep in muscle tissue. Selective heating of the blood with LED sources provides the contrast in these mid-IR images.
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(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6930) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue
J. Case, M. Young, R. Keanini, and S. Trammell, "Using LED sources to selectively heat blood for enhanced mid-IR imaging of vascular structures," in Biomedical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper BS5A.1.
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