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Measurement of wall shear stress in chick embryonic heart using optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Zhenhe Ma; Shidan Dou; Yuqian Zhao; Yi Wang; Yanyan Suo; Fengwen Wang
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The cardiac development is a complicated process affected by genetic and environmental factors. Wall shear stress (WSS) is one of the components which have been proved to influence the morphogenesis during early stages of cardiac development. To study the mechanism, WSS measurement is a step with significant importance. WSS is caused by blood flow imposed on the inner surface of the heart wall and it can be determined by calculating velocity gradients of blood flow in a direction perpendicular to the wall. However, the WSS of the early stage embryonic heart is difficult to measure since the embryonic heart is tiny and beating fast. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging modality with high spatial and temporal resolution, which is uniquely suitable for the study of early stage embryonic heart development. In this paper, we introduce a method to measure the WSS of early stage chick embryonic heart based on high speed spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT). 4D (x,y,z,t) scan was performed on the outflow tract (OFT) of HH18 (~3 days of incubation) chick embryonic heart. After phase synchronization, OFT boundary segmentation, and OFT center line calculation, Doppler angle of the blood flow in the OFT can be achieved (This method has been described in previous publications). Combining with the Doppler OCT results, we calculate absolute blood flow velocity distribution in the OFT. The boundary of the OFT was segmented at each cross-sectional structural image, then geometrical center of the OFT can be calculated. Thus, the gradients of blood flow in radial direction can be calculated. This velocity gradient near the wall is termed wall shear rate and the WSS value is proportional to the wall shear rate. Based on this method, the WSS at different heart beating phase are compare. The result demonstrates that OCT is capable of early stage chicken embryonic heart WSS study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9334, Optical Methods in Developmental Biology III, 93340W (10 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078832
Show Author Affiliations
Zhenhe Ma, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Shidan Dou, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Yuqian Zhao, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Yi Wang, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Foshan Univ. (China)
Yanyan Suo, Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (China)
Fengwen Wang, Northeastern Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9334:
Optical Methods in Developmental Biology III
Andrew M. Rollins; Scott E. Fraser; Michael A. Choma, Editor(s)

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