Orthogonal polarization spectral imaging as a tool for the assessment of hepatic microcirculation: a validation study.

@article{Langer2001OrthogonalPS,
  title={Orthogonal polarization spectral imaging as a tool for the assessment of hepatic microcirculation: a validation study.},
  author={Stefan F. J. Langer and A. G. Harris and Peter Biberthaler and E von Dobschuetz and K. Me\ssmer},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 9},
  pages={1249-56}
}
BACKGROUND Quantitative analysis of liver microcirculation using intravital fluorescence microscopy in animals has increased our knowledge about ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, because of the size of the instrumentation and the necessity of fluochromes for contrast enhancement, human liver microcirculation cannot be observed. Orthogonal Polarization Spectral (OPS) imaging is a recently introduced technique that can be used to visualize the microcirculation without the need for fluorescent… CONTINUE READING