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Title: Velocity fields of blood flow in microchannels using a confocal micro-PIV system
Author: Lima, R.
Ishikawa, Takuji
Tanaka, S.
Takeda, Motohiro
Tsubota, Ken-ichi
Wada, Shigeo
Yamaguchi, Takami
Keywords: Microchannel
Confocal micro-PIV
Blood flow
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: World Scientific
Citation: Lima, R.; Ishikawa, T.; Tanaka, S.; Takeda, M.; Tsubota, K.; Wada, S.; Yamaguchi, T. (2007) - Velocity fields of blood flow in microchannels using a confocal micro-PIV system. In 9th International Symposium on Future Medical Engineering Based on Bionanotechnology. Future medical engineering based on Bionanotechnology. p. 311-316.
Abstract: The in vitro experimental investigations provide an excellent approach to understand complex blood flow phenomena involved at a microscopic level. This paper emphasizes an emerging experimental technique capable to quantify the flow patterns inside microchannels with high spatial and temporal resolution. This technique, known as confocal micro-PIV, consists of a spinning disk confocal microscope, high speed camera and a diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) laser. Velocity profiles of pure water (PW), physiological saline (PS) and in vitro blood were measured in a 100mm glass square and rectangular polydimethysiloxane (PDMS) microchannel. The good agreement obtained between measured and estimated results suggests that this system is a very promising technique to obtain detail information about micro-scale effects in microchannels by using both homogeneous and non-homogeneous fluids such as blood flow.
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