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Application of colour magnification technique for revealing skin microcirculation changes under regional anaesthetic input
Author(s): Uldis Rubins; Janis Spigulis; Aleksejs Miscuks
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Paper Abstract

In this work the colour magnification technique was applied for monitoring of palm skin microcirculation changes under peripheral (Plexus Brachialis with axiliary access) Regional Anaesthesia (RA). During the RA procedure 20 minute video of patient’s forearm was taken at steady light conditions. Video content was processed offline by custom developed Matlab software with build-in colour magnification algorithm that performs temporal filtering of video sequence near-heartbeat frequency, spatial decomposition of video and amplification of pulsatile signal in every pixel of skin image. Using this method, we are able to visualize the subcutaneous microcirculation changes in high spatial resolution. The results showed different blood pulse amplitude dynamics over the skin regions of palm and forearm during the RA. The colour magnification technique could be used for real-time monitoring of RA effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9032, Biophotonics—Riga 2013, 903203 (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2044574
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Uldis Rubins, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Janis Spigulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Aleksejs Miscuks, Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics (Latvia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9032:
Biophotonics—Riga 2013
Janis Spigulis; Ilona Kuzmina, Editor(s)

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