Improvement of Sidestream Dark Field Imaging with an Image Acquisition Stabilizer

  title={Improvement of Sidestream Dark Field Imaging with an Image Acquisition Stabilizer},
  author={Gianmarco M. Balestra and Rick Bezemer and E. Christiaan Boerma and Ze-Yie Yong and Krishan D. Sjauw and Annemarie E. Engstrom and Matty Koopmans and Can Ince},
  booktitle={BMC Medical Imaging},
BACKGROUND In the present study we developed, evaluated in volunteers, and clinically validated an image acquisition stabilizer (IAS) for Sidestream Dark Field (SDF) imaging. METHODS The IAS is a stainless steel sterilizable ring which fits around the SDF probe tip. The IAS creates adhesion to the imaged tissue by application of negative pressure. The effects of the IAS on the sublingual microcirculatory flow velocities, the force required to induce pressure artifacts (PA), the time to… CONTINUE READING


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