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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1470–1477

Real-time full field laser Doppler imaging

Marcel Leutenegger, Erica Martin-Williams, Pascal Harbi, Tyler Thacher, Wassim Raffoul, Marc André, Antonio Lopez, Philippe Lasser, and Theo Lasser  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 1470-1477 (2011)

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We present a full field laser Doppler imaging instrument, which enables real-time in vivo assessment of blood flow in dermal tissue and skin. This instrument monitors the blood perfusion in an area of about 50 cm2 with 480 × 480 pixels per frame at a rate of 12–14 frames per second. Smaller frames can be monitored at much higher frame rates. We recorded the microcirculation in healthy skin before, during and after arterial occlusion. In initial clinical case studies, we imaged the microcirculation in burned skin and monitored the recovery of blood flow in a skin flap during reconstructive surgery indicating the high potential of LDI for clinical applications. Small animal imaging in mouse ears clearly revealed the network of blood vessels and the corresponding blood perfusion.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.3340) Medical optics and biotechnology : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine

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Functional Imaging

Original Manuscript: March 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011

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Marcel Leutenegger, Erica Martin-Williams, Pascal Harbi, Tyler Thacher, Wassim Raffoul, Marc André, Antonio Lopez, Philippe Lasser, and Theo Lasser, "Real-time full field laser Doppler imaging," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 1470-1477 (2011)

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