Orthogonal Polarization Spectral Imaging: A New Tool for the Observation and Measurement of the Human Microcirculation 16th Bodensee Symposium on Microcirculation, Lindau, September 1999. - Progress in Applied Microcirculation 24 (Hardback)K. Messmer (editor,series editor)
Hardback 122 Pages / Published: 14/09/2000
- We can order this
This book introduces orthogonal polarized spectral (OPS) imaging, a new technique for examining the microcirculation in both animals and humans during surgery and in other clinical setups. OPS imaging creates an image by using the sub-surface scattering of polarized light to create a `virtual` light source within the tissue being observed. Thus, the microcirculation can be visualized without the use of fluorescent dyes or transillumination, making it possible to observe the human microcirculation in real time. The technology has been incorporated into a small, hand-held device called a CYTOSCANTM video microscope, which can be used in both research and clinical settings. Several validation studies comparing OPS imaging against standard intravital fluorescence microscopy in animal models demonstrate that it is possible to make quantitative measurements of relevant parameters (vessel diameter, red blood cell velocity and functional capillary density) from these images. Further studies show the feasibility of making such measurements in various human organs such as the skin, intestine, and brain. In addition, this book presents several clinical applications including use in cardiopulmonary bypass, neurosurgery, intensive care, general surgery and plastic surgery. The book should be read by anyone concerned with microvascular perfusion. This includes not only those involved in microcirculation research but clinicians interested in nutritive perfusion. The technique described here will be of aid to a variety of surgical specialists from cardiac and neurosurgeons to plastic surgeons. It will likewise be of interest to angiologists, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, dermatologists, and general surgeons.
Publisher: S Karger AG
Number of pages: 122
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 230 x 175 x 10 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at