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Clinical application of near-infrared spectroscopy in patients with traumatic brain injury: a review of the progress of the field
Author(s): Anish N. Sen; Shankar P. Gopinath; Claudia S. Robertson

Paper Abstract

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a technique by which the interaction between light in the near-infrared spectrum and matter can be quantitatively measured to provide information about the particular chromophore. Study into the clinical application of NIRS for traumatic brain injury (TBI) began in the 1990s with early reports of the ability to detect intracranial hematomas using NIRS. We highlight the advances in clinical applications of NIRS over the past two decades as they relate to TBI. We discuss recent studies evaluating NIRS techniques for intracranial hematoma detection, followed by the clinical application of NIRS in intracranial pressure and brain oxygenation measurement, and conclude with a summary of potential future uses of NIRS in TBI patient management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Neurophoton. 3(3) 031409 doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.3.3.031409
Published in: Neurophotonics Volume 3, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Anish N. Sen, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)
Shankar P. Gopinath, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)
Claudia S. Robertson, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)

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