optical coherence tomography

The Study of Lymphatic Draina ge Function of the Brain After Opening the Blood-Brain Barrier and During Drugged Sleep

In studies on male adult rats, the activation of the functions of the lymphatic system of the brain (LSM) was studied during drugged sleep and after the opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) by sound. The cleaning and drainage functions of LSM were studied by removing contrast agents from the brain in real time using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Lymphatic Meningeal Role in Processes of Brain Clearing: in vivo Visualization

In the experiments on rats, Evans Blue dye and gold nanorods were injected into the brain parenchyma, followed by visualization with optical coherent tomography and a fluorescent microscopy. The results showed that meningeal lymphatics play an important role in the brain clearing, using markers introduced into the tissues. It has been shown that the deep cervical lymph node is the first anatomical “station” for the outflow of fluid from the brain. The data obtained shed light on the lymphatic mechanisms underlying the drainage and clearing of brain functions.