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A handheld wireless device for diffuse optical spectroscopic assessment of infantile hemangiomas
Author(s): Christopher J. Fong; Molly Flexman; Jennifer W. Hoi; Lauren Geller; Maria Garzon; Hyun K. Kim; Andreas H. Hielscher
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Paper Abstract

Infantile hemangiomas (IH) are common vascular growths that occur in 5-10% of neonates and have the potential to cause disfiguring and even life-threatening complications. With no objective tool to monitor IH, a handheld wireless device (HWD) that uses diffuse optical spectroscopy has been developed for use in assessment of IH by measurements in absolute oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin concentration as well as scattering in tissue. Reconstructions of these variables can be computed using a multispectral evolution algorithm. We validated the new system by experimental studies using phantom experiments and a clinical study is under way to assess the utility of DOI for IH.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8578, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue X, 85780R (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004717
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher J. Fong, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Molly Flexman, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Jennifer W. Hoi, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Lauren Geller, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Maria Garzon, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Hyun K. Kim, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Andreas H. Hielscher, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8578:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue X
Bruce J. Tromberg; Arjun G. Yodh; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca, Editor(s)

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