Advanced Optical Imaging of Blood Thrombus
Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering,, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
2 ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
3 The ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, The Australian National University, ACT 2601 Australia
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Published online: 10 September 2019
The application of advanced optical imaging technology for platelet biology is in its infancy. In this talk, we shall introduce the potential impact of optical imaging in understanding the roles of platelets in thrombus formation and in hemostasis. We will summarize how techniques in optical imaging has enabled exploration of morphological, molecular and fluidic parameters that determine platelet adhesion, activation and consequent roles in thrombus formation. Finally, we discuss the convergence of multiple imaging modalities towards a complete understanding of platelet roles in thrombus formation.
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