Kevin R. Forrester

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Laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDI) is currently used in a variety of clinical applications, however, LDI instruments produce images of low resolution and have long scan times. A new optical perfusion imager using a laser speckle measurement technique and its use for in vivo blood flow measurements are described. Measurements of human skin and surgically(More)
UNLABELLED Laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDI) is a useful tool for the early clinical assessment of burn depth and prognostic evaluation of injuries that may require skin grafting. We have evaluated two commercially available laser Doppler imagers for the perfusion measurement of normal and burn scar tissue. METHODS A single wavelength (635 nm),(More)
Laser Doppler imaging (LDI) has become a standard method for optical measurement of tissue perfusion, but is limited by low resolution and long measurement times. We have developed an analysis technique based on a laser speckle imaging method that generates rapid, high-resolution perfusion images. We have called it laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSPI).(More)
Sympathetic-derived neuropeptide Y (NPY) helps regulate inflammatory responses in injury and disease, is a vasoconstrictor, and stimulates angiogenesis. Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common clinical presentation that results in tissue inflammation, hyperemia, and angiogenesis in the intact medial collateral ligament (MCL). This study(More)
UNLABELLED Laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDI) is an established technique for early assessment of burn depth to help determine a course of treatment. Laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSPI) is an alternative laser based, non-invasive perfusion monitoring technique that offers rapid and high resolution images of tissue. We have evaluated the ability of the(More)
Most techniques currently available to measure blood flow in bone are time consuming and require destruction of the tissue, but laser-Doppler technology offers a less invasive method. This study assessed the utility of laser-Doppler perfusion imaging (LDI) to measure perfusion in cortical bone. Twelve mature New Zealand White rabbits were assigned to one of(More)
At present, there are only two laser Doppler perfusion imaging systems (LDIs) manufactured for medical applications: a 'stepwise' and a 'continuous' scanning LDI. The stepwise scanning LDI has previously been investigated and compared with coloured microsphere determined standardised flow. The continuous scanning LDI is investigated and compared with the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES New instrumentation, based on a previously established laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSI) technique is evaluated for its ability to capture and generate blood flow images during endoscopic surgery. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Investigations are detailed in an in-vitro blood flow model simulating physiological properties(More)
Laser Doppler imaging (LDI) is investigated as a novel method for in vivo ligament tissue blood flow determination. LDI output signal is obtained from surgically exposed rabbit medial collateral ligaments (MCL). The LDI signal is compared with simultaneously determined, coloured microsphere (CM)-derived standardised MCL blood flow. Correlation of LDI output(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSPI) system is a new, non-invasive technique for rapidly and reproducibly measuring tissue perfusion. The high resolution and frame rate of the LSPI overcome many of the limitations of traditional laser Doppler imaging techniques. Therefore, LSPI is a useful means for evaluating blood flow in a(More)