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Analysis of lymph flow in microvessels by biomicroscopic and coherent optical methods
Author(s): Ekateryna I. Galanzha; Gregory E. Brill; Valery V. Tuchin; Sergey S. Ulyanov; Anastasiya V. Solov'eva; Alexey V. Sedykh
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Paper Abstract

The lymph flow velocity in microvessels of rat mesentery was investigated by using biomicroscopic manual frame-by-frame technique with image processing system and speckle- interferometrical method. Lymph flow was observed in the majority of lymphatics. Lymph flow was registered in microvessels with phasic contractions and functioning valves. The lymphocytes motion in flow was measured. It was established that mean lymph flow velocity increased in vessels with phasic contractions and moderate concentration of lymphocytes in flow. The application of speckle- interferometry allowed us to estimate lymph flow on the whole with all stops, the increases and decreases of flow velocity. The parameters both of changes of a mean velocity and of spatial-temporal velocity distribution in lymph flow were calculated. Temporal changes of the parameter V showed a shuttle-type character of lymph flow velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4001, Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine, (6 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.381486
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Ekateryna I. Galanzha, Saratov State Medical Univ. and Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Gregory E. Brill, Saratov State Medical Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. and Mechanical Engineering Institute (Russia)
Sergey S. Ulyanov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Anastasiya V. Solov'eva, Saratov State Medical Univ. (Russia)
Alexey V. Sedykh, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4001:
Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine
Valery V. Tuchin; Dmitry A. Zimnyakov; Alexander B. Pravdin, Editor(s)

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