Snap-shot multispectral imaging of vascular dynamics in a mouse window-chamber model.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Understanding tumor vascular dynamics through parameters such as blood flow and oxygenation can yield insight into tumor biology and therapeutic response. Hyperspectral microscopy enables optical detection of hemoglobin saturation or blood velocity by either acquiring multiple images that are spectrally distinct or by rapid acquisition at a single wavelength over time. However, the serial acquisition of spectral images over time prevents the ability to monitor rapid changes in vascular dynamics and cannot monitor concurrent changes in oxygenation and flow rate. Here, we introduce snap shot-multispectral imaging (SS-MSI) for use in imaging the microvasculature in mouse dorsal-window chambers. By spatially multiplexing spectral information into a single-image capture, simultaneous acquisition of dynamic hemoglobin saturation and blood flow over time is achieved down to the capillary level and provides an improved optical tool for monitoring rapid in vivo vascular dynamics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hendargo, HC; Zhao, Y; Allenby, T; Palmer, GM

Published Date

  • July 15, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 3292 - 3295

PubMed ID

  • 26176452

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4505376

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OL.40.003292


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States