Decreased light attenuation in cerebral cortex during cerebral edema detected using optical coherence tomography
Rodriguez, Carissa L. R.
Szu, Jenny I.
Eberle, Melissa M.
Hsu, Mike S.
Binder, Devin K.
Park, B. Hyle
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CitationRodriguez, Carissa L. R., Jenny I. Szu, Melissa M. Eberle, Yan Wang, Mike S. Hsu, Devin K. Binder, and B. Hyle Park. 2014. “Decreased light attenuation in cerebral cortex during cerebral edema detected using optical coherence tomography.” Neurophotonics 1 (2): 025004. doi:10.1117/1.NPh.1.2.025004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.NPh.1.2.025004.
AbstractAbstract. Cerebral edema develops in response to a variety of conditions, including traumatic brain injury and stroke, and contributes to the poor prognosis associated with these injuries. This study examines the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting cerebral edema in vivo. Three-dimensional imaging of an in vivo water intoxication model in mice was performed using a spectral-domain OCT system centered at 1300 nm. The change in attenuation coefficient was calculated and cerebral blood flow was analyzed using Doppler OCT techniques. We found that the average attenuation coefficient in the cerebral cortex decreased over time as edema progressed. The initial decrease began within minutes of inducing cerebral edema and a maximum decrease of 8% was observed by the end of the experiment. Additionally, cerebral blood flow slowed during late-stage edema. Analysis of local regions revealed the same trend at various locations in the brain, consistent with the global nature of the cerebral edema model used in this study. These results demonstrate that OCT is capable of detecting in vivo optical changes occurring due to cerebral edema and highlights the potential of OCT for precise spatiotemporal detection of cerebral edema.
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