Frontiers of Optoelectronics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 134–145 | Cite as

Recent advances of optical imaging in animal stroke model

Review Article


Stroke is a major health concern and an intensive research subject due that it is the major cause of death and the leading cause of disability worldwide. The past three decades of clinical disappointments in treating stroke must compel us to rethink our strategy. New effective protocol for stroke could greatly benefit from the advances in optical imaging technologies. This review focuses on the latest advance of applications of three optical imaging techniques in animal model of stroke, such as photoacoustic (PA) imaging, laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) and two-photon microscopy (TPM). The potential roles of those techniques in the future of stroke management are also discussed.


optical imaging photoacoustic (PA) imaging laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) two-photon microscopy (TPM) animal model stroke 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.MoE Key Laboratory for Biomedical Photonics, Department of Biomedical EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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