Vessel painting of the microcirculation using fluorescent lipophilic tracers.

@article{Ravnic2005VesselPO,
  title={Vessel painting of the microcirculation using fluorescent lipophilic tracers.},
  author={Dino J Ravnic and Xiaoqun Jiang and Tanja Wolloscheck and Juan Pablo Pratt and Harold Huss and Steven J. Mentzer and Moritz Anton Konerding},
  journal={Microvascular research},
  year={2005},
  volume={70 1-2},
  pages={90-6}
}
Flexible approaches to defining microvessel morphometry are useful in the study of both acute and chronic structural changes of the microcirculation. In this report, we examined the utility of the intravascular infusion of lipophilic carbocyanine tracers in the structural assessment of the retina, skin, lung, and colon microcirculation. The microvessel labeling technique, here termed fluorescent vessel painting, involved the intravascular injection of sulfonated lipophilic carbocyanine tracers… CONTINUE READING