Microscale flow dynamics of red blood cells in a circular microchannel

R. Lima, M. Nakamura, T. Ishikawa, S. Tanaka, M. Takeda, Y. Imai, K. Tsubota, S. Wada, T. Yamaguchi

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Abstract

The blood flow dynamics in microcirculation depends strongly on the motion, deformation and interaction of RBCs within the microvessel. This paper presents the application of a confocal micro-PTV system to track RBCs through a circular polydimethysiloxane (PDMS) microchannel. This technique, consists of a spinning disk confocal microscope, high speed camera and a diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) laser combined with a single particle tracking (SPT) method. By using this system detailed motions of individual RBCs were measured at a microscale level. Our results showed that this technique can provide detailed information about microscale disturbance effects caused by RBCs in flowing blood.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of VIPIMAGE 2007 - 1st ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing
Pages53-56
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventVIPIMAGE 2007 - 1st ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 2007 Oct 172007 Oct 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of VIPIMAGE 2007 - 1st ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing

Other

OtherVIPIMAGE 2007 - 1st ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period07/10/1707/10/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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