INNODERM Consortium Partner TUM has published an article in Photoacoustics. In the paper, the authors investigated whether ultra-wideband raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy (UWB-RSOM) coulc resolve small capillaries of the nailfold in healthy volunteers and compared the optoacoustic data to conventional capillaroscopy examinations. Nailfold capillaroscopy, based on bright-field microscopy, is widely used to diagnose systemic sclerosis (SSc). The results outlined in the paper establish the potential of UWB-RSOM for analyzing SSc-relevant markers.
Aguirre, J., Hindelang, B., Berezhnoi, A., Darsow, A., Lauffer, F., Eyerich, K., Biedermann, T., & Ntziachristos, V., Assessing nailfold microvascular structure with ultra-wideband raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy, Photoacoustics, Volume 10, 2018, Pages 31-37, ISSN 2213-5979, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacs.2018.02.002.