Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 740–747

Multichannel laser-Doppler probe for blood perfusion measurements with depth discrimination

  • A. Liebert
  • M. Leahy
  • R. Maniewski

DOI: 10.1007/BF02518878

Cite this article as:
Liebert, A., Leahy, M. & Maniewski, R. Med. Biol. Eng. Comput. (1998) 36: 740. doi:10.1007/BF02518878


The laser-Doppler method is frequently used in clinical experiments for blood perfusion measurement. A multichannel laser-Doppler probe was constructed, and calibrated and evaluated using a flow model and real examination of healthy subjects. Results obtained on a three-capillary flow model suggest that the probe can be used to obtain information from superficial and deeper layers of the tissue. The influence of the optical arrangement of the laser-Doppler probe on the parameters of post-occlusive reactive hyperaemia was investigated in a group of 15 healthy subjects. A statistically significant increase of biological zero with distance between emitting and detecting fibres was noted.


Laser-Doppler method Perfusion Microcirculation Multichannel probe 

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© IFMBE 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Liebert
    • 1
  • M. Leahy
    • 2
  • R. Maniewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PASWarsawPoland
  2. 2.PEL Technologies, University of LimerickIreland

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