Methods, systems and computer program products for visualizing anatomical structures and blood flow and perfusion physiology using imaging techniques
Cheng, Chen, Jr; Ferguson, Thomas Bruce; Jacobs, Kenneth Michael; Zhiyong, Peng
Methods for combining anatomical data and physiological data on a single image are provided. The methods include obtaining an image, for example, a raw near-infrared (NIR) image or a visible image, of a sample. The image of the sample includes anatomical structure of the sample. A physiologic map of blood flow and perfusion of the sample is obtained. The anatomical structure of the image and the physiologic map of the sample are combined into a single image of the sample. The single image of the sample displays anatomy and physiology of the sample in the single image in real time. Related systems and computer program products are also provided.