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Optical properties of lymph flow in single microvessels: biomicroscopic, speckle-interferometric, and spectroscopic measurements
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Paper Abstract

The lymph flow diagnostics in microvessels of rat mesentery were performed using light biomicroscopy, speckle- interferometry and spectroscopy. By light microscopy method we have got the dynamic of microvessels images in real time and registered phasic contractions and valve function of lymphatics, lymph and blood flow. The mean velocity of lymph flow was the highest at the moderate number of lymphocytes in flow. We had found the close links between phasic contractions, valve activity and lymph flow intensity. The high-resolution speckle-microscopy quickly gives much information about average lymph flow velocity, but only the relative value of velocity can be estimated. The phasic contractions cause the changes of the speckle signals and led to the modification of lymph flow in microvessels. The reflectance spectra characterize functional state of lymphatics and lymph flow in microvessels.

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Date Published: 24 October 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4434, Hybrid and Novel Imaging and New Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications, (24 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446679
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Ekateryna I. Galanzha, Saratov State Univ. and 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)
Qingming Luo, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Haiying Cheng, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4434:
Hybrid and Novel Imaging and New Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications
Albert-Claude Boccara; Alexander A. Oraevsky, Editor(s)

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