In vivo visualization and quantification of collecting lymphatic vessel contractility using near-infrared imaging

@inproceedings{Chong2016InVV,
  title={In vivo visualization and quantification of collecting lymphatic vessel contractility using near-infrared imaging},
  author={Chlo{\'e} Chong and Felix Scholkmann and Samia B. Bachmann and Paola Luciani and Jean-Christophe Leroux and Michael Detmar and Steven T Proulx},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2016}
}
Techniques to image lymphatic vessel function in either animal models or in the clinic are limited. In particular, imaging methods that can provide robust outcome measures for collecting lymphatic vessel function are sorely needed. In this study, we aimed to develop a method to visualize and quantify collecting lymphatic vessel function in mice, and to establish an in vivo system for evaluation of contractile agonists and antagonists using near-infrared fluorescence imaging. The flank… CONTINUE READING