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Laser-Doppler Blood Flowmetry

  • A. P. Shepherd
  • P. Åke Öberg

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A. P. Shepherd
    Pages 1-16
  3. Robert F. Bonner, Ralph Nossal
    Pages 17-45
  4. G. Allen Holloway Jr.
    Pages 47-56
  5. Gert E. Nilsson
    Pages 57-72
  6. John A. Borgos
    Pages 73-92
  7. P. Åke Öberg
    Pages 93-108
  8. Michael D. Stern
    Pages 109-120
  9. John M. Johnson
    Pages 121-139
  10. Andreas J. Bircher, Richard H. Guy, Howard I. Maibach
    Pages 141-174
  11. Per Hedén
    Pages 175-199
  12. Bengt Fagrell
    Pages 201-213
  13. Karel Tyml, Richard J. Roman, Julian H. Lombard
    Pages 215-226
  14. J. W. Kiel, A. P. Shepherd
    Pages 227-250
  15. Howard M. Druce
    Pages 251-264
  16. Kishena C. Wadhwani, Stanley I. Rapoport
    Pages 265-288
  17. Richard J. Roman
    Pages 289-304
  18. Sölve Hellem, E. Göran Salerud
    Pages 305-317
  19. Josef M. Miller, Alfred L. Nuttall
    Pages 319-347
  20. Charles E. Riva, Benno L. Petrig, Juan E. Grunwald
    Pages 349-383
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 385-395

About this book

Introduction

The dance along the artery The circulation on the lymph Are figured in the drift of stars. T. S. Eliot Die Methode ist alles. Carl Ludwig In physiology a spirit of finesse is required. Claude Bernard Armed with modern Doppler instrumentation, scientists can now quantify the red blood cell's "dance along the artery" as well as "the drift of stars. " In disciplines of science and medicine ranging from cardiology to astronomy, the Doppler principle now provides invaluable velo city measurements in the microcosm of capillary beds and in the cosmos. The newest appiication of the ubiquitous Doppler principle, laser-Doppler velocimetry, has been used to measure blood ftow in tissue for just a few years, but we perceived that, like most new techniques, the birth of laser-Doppler blood ftowmetry was not easy, nor was it likely to pass through infancy and reach maturity without difficulty. In physiology and medicine, better techniques for measur­ ing blood ftow are constantly in demand, but they often exhibit an unfortun­ ate boom-and-bust cyde: widespread acceptance and uncritical use are soon xiii xiv Preface followed by studies delineating the limits of the method's validity. The technique is then abandoned for the next more fashionable one, thus proving Ludwig's dictum that a given method is everything or nothing depending upon whether one can believe the data it yields.

Keywords

artery cardiology circulation physiology vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • A. P. Shepherd
    • 1
  • P. Åke Öberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of LinköpingLinköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2083-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-4745-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2083-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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