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Erythrocyte structure and dynamics quantified by Hilbert phase microscopy

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Gabriel Popescu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Takahiro Ikeda

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., 5000 Hirakuchi, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 434-8601 Japan

Catherine A. Best

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Pathology, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Kamran Badizadegan

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Ramachandra R. Dasari, Michael S. Feld

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

J. Biomed. Opt. 10(6), 060503 (December 30, 2005). doi:10.1117/1.2149847
History: Received August 26, 2005; Revised November 01, 2005; Accepted November 03, 2005; Published December 30, 2005
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We present a new quantitative method for investigating red blood cell morphology and dynamics. The instrument integrates quantitative phase microscopy with an inverted microscope, which makes it particularly suitable for the noninvasive assessment of live erythrocytes. In particular, we demonstrate the ability of this approach to quantify noninvasively cell volume and dynamic morphology. The subnanometer path-length sensitivity at the millisecond time scales is exemplified by measuring the hemoglobin flow out of the cell during hemolysis.

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Gabriel Popescu ; Takahiro Ikeda ; Catherine A. Best ; Kamran Badizadegan ; Ramachandra R. Dasari, et al.
"Erythrocyte structure and dynamics quantified by Hilbert phase microscopy", J. Biomed. Opt. 10(6), 060503 (December 30, 2005). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2149847


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