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Development of near-infrared spectroscopy for monitoring cerebral regional blood oxygenation and volume in the human newborn
Author(s): H. P. Lehr; Yappa A.B.D. Wickramasinghe; Peter J. Rolfe
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Paper Abstract

Human newborns can suffer from neuro-developmental abnormalities, when they are born as preterms. With near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) it is possible to investigate any brain disease occurring together with these neuro- abnormalities. The specific absorption properties of haemoglobin and oxygenated haemoglobin in the near infrared region allow to measure the oxygenation status and several other variables. Local variations in cerebral blood volume (CBV) and blood oxygenation is important for a better understanding of these abnormalities.

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Date Published: 18 August 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2979, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280225
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H. P. Lehr, Keele Univ. (United Kingdom)
Yappa A.B.D. Wickramasinghe, Keele Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter J. Rolfe, Keele Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2979:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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