Measure blood flow in mouse carotid artery - (Aug/30/2013 )
I am not sure in which tread I put this, so I just post it here.
I'm looking looking for a cheap method to determine blood flow in mouse carotid arteries. There are many sophisticated Doppler machines on the market, but starting at 30000. I would need a simple, cheap method just to get an idea about absence/presence of blood flow in the carotid artery.
I am looking forward to get some suggestions....
Invasive or non-invasive?
Could a pulse oxyimeter work? might be a bit non-specific though.
I think this is a good idea and might be worth trying. I just need to find a probe which would be small enough.
I was trying to use a fetal Doppler, but I am not sure so far how reliable this is....