Laser Doppler Perfusion Imaging by Dynamic Light Scattering
1993 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, ISSN 0018-9294, E-ISSN 1558-2531, Vol. 40, no 4, 309-316 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A laser Doppler perfusion imaging technique based on dynamic light scattering in tissue is reported. When a laser beam sequentially scans the tissue (maximal area approximately 12 cm*12 cm), moving blood cells generate Doppler components in the backscattered light. A fraction of this light is detected by a remote photodiode and converted into an electrical signal. In the signal processor, a signal proportional to the tissue perfusion at each measurement point is calculated and stored. When the scanning procedure is completed, the system generates a color-coded perfusion image on a monitor. A perfusion image is typically built up of data from 4096 measurement sites, recorded during a time period of 4 min. This image has a spatial resolution of about 2 mm. A theory for the system inherent amplification factor dependence on the distance between individual measurement points and detector is proposed and correction measures are presented. Performance results for the laser Doppler perfusion imager obtained with a flow simulator are presented. The advantages of the method are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1993. Vol. 40, no 4, 309-316 p.
National CategoryMedical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64699DOI: 10.1109/10.222322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-64699DiVA: diva2:394160