Laser speckle contrast imaging of the microcirculatory bed of the pancreas is performed, which allows its condition to be assessed and thereby is an additional valuable tool for making a diagnostic decision and dynamically monitoring the effectiveness of the treatment for pathology of the abdominal organs. Laparoscopic operations on the pancreas are low-traumatic and in most cases avoid open surgical interventions. For the first time an experimental system for recording speckle images, combined with a commercially available five-millimetre rigid laparoscope, is presented. The sensitivity of the system to the fluid motion in a capillary at different velocities is determined, and the possibility of finding areas of blood microcirculation disturbance in modelling pancreatic ischemia in an experiment on laboratory animals is revealed. The laparoscope illumination channel is verified by comparison with speckle dynamics under external illumination of the studied object.
- blood microcirculation
- laser speckle contrast imaging