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dc.identifier.citationZammit, R., Vella, J., Zammit, C., Muscat, R., & Valentino, M. (2015). A laser speckle contrast imaging system to study blood flow dynamics in the rodent brain. IX Malta Medical School Conference, St. Julian's.en_GB
dc.description.abstractOptical imaging modalities have become increasingly prevalent in biomedical research for discerning functional and anatomical information. Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI) is a non-invasive full-field optical imaging technique that gives a 2-D microcirculatory surface flow map within live tissue. LSCI is based on the grainy image produced by a laser light illuminating an object, known as a speckle pattern. The visual appearance of the speckle pattern produced by objects showing some kind of activity, such as flowing red blood cells (RBCs) is called a dynamic speckle. LSCI makes use of statistical analysis of the dynamic speckle pattern which is modulated by the speed information of the RBCs. The main setup of a LSCI consists of a 632 nm red laser, an optical imaging system and a CCD camera connected to a PC. LSCI is mainly used in pre-clinical studies by neuroscientists for CBF dynamics and in clinical examinations for blood perfusion imaging of the retina and the skin, for example during examination of burns.en_GB
dc.publisherMalta Medical Schoolen_GB
dc.subjectBlood-vessels -- Physiologyen_GB
dc.subjectBlood flowen_GB
dc.subjectAnimal experimentationen_GB
dc.titleA laser speckle contrast imaging system to study blood flow dynamics in the rodent brainen_GB
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dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencenameIX Malta Medical School Conferenceen_GB
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferenceplaceSt. Julian’s, Malta, 3-5/12/2015en_GB
dc.contributor.creatorZammit, Robert-
dc.contributor.creatorVella, Jasmine-
dc.contributor.creatorZammit, Christian-
dc.contributor.creatorMuscat, Richard-
dc.contributor.creatorValentino, Mario-
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