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Assessing photoplethysmographic imaging performance beyond facial perfusion analysis
Author(s): Robert Amelard; Richard L. Hughson; Danielle K. Greaves; David A. Clausi; Alexander Wong
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Paper Abstract

Photoplethysmographic imaging (PPGI) systems are relatively new non-contact biophotonic diffuse reflectance systems able to assess arterial pulsations through transient changes in light-tissue interaction. Many PPGI studies have focused on extracting heart rate from the face or hand. Though PPGI systems can be used for widefield imaging of any anatomical area, whole-body investigations are lacking. Here, using a novel PPGI system, coded hemodynamic imaging (CHI), we explored and analyzed the pulsatility at major arterial locations across the whole body, including the neck (carotid artery), arm/wrist (brachial, radial and ulnar arteries), and leg/feet (popliteal and tibial arteries). CHI was positioned 1.5 m from the participant, and diffuse reactance from a broadband tungsten-halogen illumination was filtered using 850{1000 nm bandpass filter for deep tissue penetration. Images were acquired over a highly varying 24-participant sample (11/13 female/male, age 28.7±12.4 years, BMI 25.5±5.2 kg/m2), and a preliminary case study was performed. B-mode ultrasound images were acquired to validate observations through planar arterial characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10072, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 100720Q (17 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252114
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Amelard, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Richard L. Hughson, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (Canada)
Danielle K. Greaves, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (Canada)
David A. Clausi, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Alexander Wong, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10072:
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Gerard L. Coté, Editor(s)

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