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Lasers in Medical Science

, 24:639

First Online: 03 December 2008Received: 09 October 2008Accepted: 14 October 2008DOI: 10.1007-s10103-008-0626-3

Cite this article as: Draijer, M., Hondebrink, E., van Leeuwen, T. et al. Lasers Med Sci 2009 24: 639. doi:10.1007-s10103-008-0626-3


When a diffuse object is illuminated with coherent laser light, the backscattered light will form an interference pattern on the detector. This pattern of bright and dark areas is called a speckle pattern. When there is movement in the object, the speckle pattern will change over time. Laser speckle contrast techniques use this change in speckle pattern to visualize tissue perfusion. We present and review the contribution of laser speckle contrast techniques to the field of perfusion visualization and discuss the development of the techniques.

KeywordsLASCA LSI LSFG Speckle contrast Perfusion  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Matthijs Draijer - Erwin Hondebrink - Ton van Leeuwen - Wiendelt Steenbergen


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