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Blood perfusion and pH monitoring in organs by laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy
Author(s): Sandor G. Vari; Theodore G. Papazoglou; Vani R. Pergadia; Marigo Stavridi; Wendy J. Snyder; Thanassis Papaioannou; J. Timothy Duffy; Andrew B. Weiss; Reem Thomas; Warren S. Grundfest
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Paper Abstract

Sensitivity of laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (LIFS) in detecting a change in tissue pH, and blood perfusion was determined. Rabbits were anesthetized, paralyzed, and mechanically ventilated. The arterial and venous blood supplies of the kidney were isolated and ligated to alter the perfusion. The femoral artery was cannulated to extract samples for blood gas analysis. A 308-nm XeCl was used as an excitation source. A 600 micrometers core diameter fiber was used for fluorescence acquisition, and the spectra analyzed by an optical multichannel analyzer (EG & G, OMA III). the corresponding intensity ratio R equals INADH / ICOLL was used as an index for respiratory acidosis. Blood perfusion was assessed using the following algorithm: (IELAS minus ICOLL) divided by (INADH minus ICOLL). The intensity ratio linearly decreased with the reduction of blood perfusion. When we totally occluded the artery the ratio decreased tenfold when compared to the ratio of a fully perfused kidney. Results of monitoring blood acidosis by laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy shows a significant trend between pH and intensity ratio. Since all the slopes were negative, there is an obvious significant correlation between the pH and NADH.COLLAGEN RATIO. Blue-light-induced fluorescence measurements and ratio fluorometry is a sensitive method for monitoring blood perfusion and acidity or alkalinity of an organ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2081, Optical Biopsy, (15 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166817
Show Author Affiliations
Sandor G. Vari, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Theodore G. Papazoglou, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (Greece)
Vani R. Pergadia, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Marigo Stavridi, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Wendy J. Snyder, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Thanassis Papaioannou, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
J. Timothy Duffy, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Andrew B. Weiss, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Reem Thomas, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Warren S. Grundfest, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2081:
Optical Biopsy
Rinaldo Cubeddu; Sune Svanberg; Hubert van den Bergh, Editor(s)

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