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Multimodal imaging of lung tissue using optical coherence tomography and two photon microscopy
Author(s): Maria Gaertner; Peter Cimalla; Stefan Geissler; Sven Meissner; Christian Schnabel; Wolfgang M. Kuebler; Edmund Koch
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Paper Abstract

In the context of protective artificial ventilation strategies for patients with severe lung diseases, the contribution of ventilator settings to tissue changes on the alveolar level of the lung is still a question under debate. To understand the impact of respiratory settings as well as the dynamic process of respiration, high-resolution monitoring and visualization of the dynamics of lung alveoli are essential. An instrument allowing 3D imaging of lung tissue as well as imaging of functional constituents, such as elastin fibers, in in situ experimental conditions is presented in this study using a combination of Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) and fiber-guided two photon microscopy. In a comparative study, fixed lung tissue, stained with sulforhodamine B for elastin fibers, was used to illustrate the ability of fiber-guided two photon excitation and single photon excitation for the visualization of elastin fibers within the tissue. Together with the fast 3D imaging capability of OCT, a new tool is given for the monitoring of alveolar lung dynamics in future in vivo experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8207, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII, 82073C (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908244
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Maria Gaertner, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Peter Cimalla, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Stefan Geissler, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Sven Meissner, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Christian Schnabel, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Wolfgang M. Kuebler, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Edmund Koch, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden Univ. of Technology (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8207:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Andreas Mandelis; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Hyun Wook Kang; Henry Hirschberg; Melissa J. Suter; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Justus F. Ilgner; Stephen Lam; Bodo E. Knudsen; Steen Madsen; E. Duco Jansen; Bernard Choi; Guillermo J. Tearney; Laura Marcu; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Krzysztof Izdebski, Editor(s)

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