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Sensor system for non-invasive optical carboxy-and methemoglobin determination
Author(s): Ulrich Timm; Helge Gewiss; Jens Kraitl; Beate Brock; Hartmut Ewald
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Paper Abstract

The pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method to monitor the oxygen saturation and is clinically used for many years. However this technology has some limitations. In case of the presence of dysfunctional hemoglobin derivatives as carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) or methemoglobin (MetHb) the readings of the pulse oximeter are distorted. This erroneous diagnosis of the patient’s status can result in a life threatening situation. This paper will describe a sensor system for noninvasive determination of carboxy- and methemoglobin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10072, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 100720Y (17 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252549
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Timm, Univ. of Rostock (Germany)
Helge Gewiss, Univ. of Rostock (Germany)
Jens Kraitl, Univ. of Rostock (Germany)
Beate Brock, Univ. of Rostock (Germany)
Hartmut Ewald, Univ. of Rostock (Germany)


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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