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Keywords:

  • bioengineering methods;
  • cutaneous blood flow;
  • laser Doppler perfusion imaging;
  • microcirculation;
  • measurement guidelines

This report reviews how to set up a laser Doppler perfusion imaging system intended for visualization of skin blood perfusion, capture images and evaluate the results obtained. A brief summary of related papers published in the literature within the areas of skin irritant and allergy patch testing, microdialysis and skin tumour circulation is presented, as well as early applications within other fields such as diabetology, wound healing and microvascular research.