Monitoring cerebral hemodynamics following optogenetic stimulation via optical coherence tomography

Farid Atry, Seth Frye, Thomas J. Richner, Sarah K. Brodnick, Alana Soehartono, Justin Williams, Ramin Pashaie

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In this article, spectral domain optical coherence tomography is used to measure the hemodynamic response induced by optogenetic stimulation in the somatosensory cortex of transgenic mice. By analyzing the 3-D angiograms and Doppler measurements produced by coherence tomography, we observed significant increase in blood flow as a result of increased vessel diameter and blood velocity following optical stimulation of cortical neurons. Such distinct responses were not observed in control experiments where the brain of wild-type mice were exposed to the same light pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6942241
Pages (from-to)766-773
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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  • Laser Doppler velocimetry.
  • Medical and biological imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Optogenetics


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