Functional imaging of animal body by laser transillumination

Yoshinori Taka, Koichi Shimizu, Katsuyuki Yamamoto

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Abstract

The feasibility of imaging the physiological functions by laser transillumination is studied. Using a near-infrared light, the transillumination images of a mouse abdomen and a rat brain were obtained. The physiological changes such as local hypoxia could be visualized in each of the transillumination images. It was found that the changes in the blood volume and in the oxygenation state could be detected using multiple wavelengths of light. In this way, the spatial distributions of these changes could be visualized in the transillumination images noninvasively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest
PublisherIEEE
Pages278-279
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim - Chiba, Jpn
Duration: 1997 Jul 141997 Jul 18

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim
CityChiba, Jpn
Period97/7/1497/7/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Taka, Y., Shimizu, K., & Yamamoto, K. (1997). Functional imaging of animal body by laser transillumination. In Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest (pp. 278-279). IEEE.