Deep tissue flowmetry based on diffuse speckle contrast analysis
Date of Issue2013
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) is an emerging modality for noninvasive deep tissue blood flow monitoring that is becoming increasingly popular; it conducts an autocorrelation analysis of fast fluctuating photon count signals from a single speckle. In this Letter, we show that the same level of deep tissue flow information can be obtained from a much simpler analysis on the spatial distribution of the speckles that is obtained by a CCD camera, which we named diffuse speckle contrast analysis (DSCA). Both the flow phantom experiment and in vivo cuff occlusion data are presented. DSCA can be considered a new optical modality that combines DCS and laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), which exploits simple instrumentation and analysis and yet is sensitive to deep tissue flow.
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