Lasers, Night-vision Technology Help Improve Imaging Of Hidden Lymphatic System — Sciencedaily

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To acquire images of the lymphatics, NIRFLI uses indocyanine green dye, which is injected in tiny amounts into the skin of a patient. The dye is absorbed into the lymphatics and when illuminated by the laser diode, it emits a fluorescent light, which the device amplifies with a military-grade image intensifier — the main component in night vision goggles — and then captures with a commercial CCD digital camera. The image intensifier enables the small lymphatic vessels to be visualized, and by taking sequences of such images, they can produce movies showing flow within the lymphatics.
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Luckily, an officer was carrying a pair of night-vision binoculars. The equipment detects heat, which allowed the officer to spotSlaboszewski where he hid in the high grass. When other officers moved towards him,Slaboszewski turned and ran directly to the officer with the night-vision binoculars, according to police. Fisher saidSlaboszewski resisted as officers attempted to take him into custody and continued to struggle even after police use a stun gun on him. He was eventually subdued and taken the Will County jail. According to police, abrasions onSlaboszewski’s face were not a result of his struggle with officers.
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The dye is absorbed into the lymphatics and when illuminated by the laser diode, it emits a fluorescent light, which the device amplifies with a military-grade image intensifierthe main component in night vision gogglesand then captures with a commercial CCD digital camera. The image intensifier enables the small lymphatic vessels to be visualized, and by taking sequences of such images, they can produce movies showing flow within the lymphatics. Rasmussen said that the most immediate promise of NIRFLI will be to diagnose and monitor the treatment of lymphedema and may also help surgeons identify and remove lymph nodes into which cancer tumors drain.
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A medical evacuation flight returning from Dunedin Hospital and piloted by Shaun Clark was briefly flashed with a powerful spotlight early last week. The incident happened about 11pm in an area between Alexandra and Bannockburn. Even very brief exposure to light can “blow out” the extremely sensitive night vision system in the goggles pilots must use for night flying. Heliworks general manager Richard Mills said he doubted the flashing episode was malicious, but it did raise the need for the general public to be aware of actions when they heard or saw helicopters flying at night. “These guys were probably spotlighting for rabbits or possums, heard the chopper, and might have just briefly flashed their light up to see if they could see it,” he said.
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