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A near-infrared hyperspectral imaging system for quantitative monitoring of hemodynamics and metabolism on the exposed cortex of mice
Author(s): Luca Giannoni; Frédéric Lange; Ilias Tachtsidis
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Paper Abstract

A near-infrared (NIR) hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system has been developed to measure the hemodynamic (changes in concentration of oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin) and the metabolic (changes in concentration of oxidised cytochrome-c-oxidase) responses in the exposed cortex of small animals. Using the extended spectral information of multiple wavelengths in the NIR range between 780 and 900 nm optimal differentiation between the optical signatures of the chromophores (hemoglobin and cytochrome-c-oxidase) can be achieved. The system, called hNIR, is composed of: (1) a high-frame rate, large-format scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera for image acquisition and (2) a broadband source coupled with a Pellin-Broca prism mounted on a rotating motor for sequential, fast-rate illumination of the target at different spectral bands. The system characterisation highlights the capability of the setup to achieve high spatial resolution over a ~1x1 mm field of view (FOV). Hyperspectral data analysis also includes simulations using a Monte Carlo optical model of HSI, to estimate the average photon pathlength and improve image reconstruction and quantification. The hNIR system described here is an improvement over a previously tested commercial snapshot HSI solution both in terms of spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). This setup will be used to monitor brain hemodynamic and metabolic changes in the exposed cortex of mice during systemic oxygenation changes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2019
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 11074, Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging VII, 1107413 (11 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2526599
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Luca Giannoni, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Frédéric Lange, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Ilias Tachtsidis, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11074:
Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging VII
Hamid Dehghani; Heidrun Wabnitz, Editor(s)

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