Enhancements on multi-exposure LASCA to reveal information of speed distribution

D. Zölei-Szénási, S. Czimmer, T. Smausz, F. Domoki, B. Hopp, L. Kemény, F. Bari, I. Iványi

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Abstract

Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis (LASCA) has been proven to be a highly useful tool for the full-field determination of the blood perfusion of a variety of tissues. Some of the major advantages of this technique are its relatively high spatial and temporal resolution as well as its good or excellent accordance to Doppler systems. However, traditionally it is only able to report a single characteristic speed regarding to the actual range of interest. This might be misleading if multiple characteristic speeds are present (e. g. tremor and perfusion in skin) or if several kinds of tissues are mixed (e. g. parenchyma and vessels in brain). Here we present two relatively simple extensions of LASCA for these problems. The application of multiple autocorrelation functions (combined with the usage of multiple exposure times) can help in the separation of multiple characteristic speeds. We also present a useful method for the separation of information those originate from a mixture of different tissues. The latter method can be also implemented to single-exposure systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the European Optical Society
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2015

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Keywords

  • LASCA
  • Multi-exposure
  • Multiple exposure times
  • Multiple speed values
  • Speckle imaging
  • Speed distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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