Journal article

Quantitative phase microscopy for evaluation of intestinal inflammation and wound healing utilizing label-free biophysical markers

Dominik Bettenworth, Arne Bokemeyer, Christopher Poremba, Nik Sheng Ding, Steffi Ketelhut, Philipp Lenz, Bjoern Kemper

HISTOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY | F HERNANDEZ | Published : 2018

Abstract

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by a chronic relapsing disease course. As uncontrolled intestinal inflammation can result in severe disease complications, recent treatment targets of IBD evolved toward seeking the absence of mucosal and histological inflammation. However, this approach requires adequate histological evaluation of IBD disease activity. The diagnostic challenge of histological examination of intestinal inflammation is documented by the multitude of proposed histological scoring systems. In this context, we review quantitative phase imaging (QPI) techniques such as digital holographic microscopy (DHM) for ..

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