Clinical applications of laser speckle contrast imaging: a review

Wido Heeman, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Gooitzen van Dam, E Christiaan Boerma

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When a biological tissue is illuminated with coherent light, an interference pattern will be formed at the detector, the so-called speckle pattern. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) is a technique based on the dynamic change in this backscattered light as a result of interaction with red blood cells. It can be used to visualize perfusion in various tissues and, even though this technique has been extensively described in the literature, the actual clinical implementation lags behind. We provide an overview of LSCI as a tool to image tissue perfusion. We present a brief introduction to the theory, review clinical studies from various medical fields, and discuss current limitations impeding clinical acceptance.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1-11
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftJournal of Biomedical Optics
Nummer van het tijdschrift8
StatusPublished - aug-2019

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