Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 423–426 | Cite as

Measurement of Red Blood Cell Geometry Using Holographic Interferometry

  • E. E. MaiorovEmail author
  • M. S. Turovskaya
  • L. I. Shalamay
  • A. N. Litvinenko
  • T. A. Chernyak
  • G. A. Tsygankova

Problems associated with changes in the shape and size of red blood cells in patients with atherosclerosis are considered. The applicability of physical optics techniques (in particular, holography) for the examination of red blood cells is discussed. An interferographic technique for analyzing the shape of red blood cells and estimating quantitatively their cross section and size is suggested. Experimental data on the comparative characteristics of red blood cells in normal and pathological states are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. E. Maiorov
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. S. Turovskaya
    • 1
  • L. I. Shalamay
    • 2
  • A. N. Litvinenko
    • 3
  • T. A. Chernyak
    • 4
  • G. A. Tsygankova
    • 5
  1. 1.University of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the EurAsECSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Saint Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian FederationSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace InstrumentationSt. PetersburgRussia
  5. 5.Naval Polytechnical InstitutePushkinSt. PetersburgRussia

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