Florian Langeder, Andreas Winkler, Bernhard Zagar,
"Transdermal Measurement of Red Blood Cell Motion in Superficial Capillaries"
, in J. J. Villanueva: Proc. Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing (VIIP) 2008, ACTA Press, 8-2008, ISBN: 978-0-88986-759-8
Transdermal Measurement of Red Blood Cell Motion in Superficial Capillaries
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Proc. Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing (VIIP) 2008
The paper addresses the problem of accurately deter mining the time resolved velocity of red blood cells in small superﬁcial capillaries (both arterial and venous) by trans dermally imaging these blood vessels recognizing moving red blood cells and tracking these cells over their trajecto ries. Typical applications are in the medical ﬁeld such as drug efﬁcacy tests or determining the effectiveness of med ical treatments of various kinds. We give details about the optical setup the image ac quisition and the processing of the video data stream to ﬁ nally obtain accurate velocity estimates of the blood ﬂow in single superﬁcial capillaries.