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Transcranial cerebral oximetry in random normal subjects
Author(s): Mukesh Misra; Jennifer Stark; Manuel Dujovny; M. Serdar Alp; Ronald Widman; James I. Ausman
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Paper Abstract

Near infrared optical spectroscopy is becoming a useful method for monitoring regional cerebral oxygenation status. The method is simple, reliable and noninvasive and the information which it provides is clinically significant in managing a growing number of neurological ailments. Use of this technique has been described previously by numerous authors. In the present study, regional cerebral oxygen saturation was measured at rest in 94 subjects randomly elected from a diverse population of individuals. This sample consisted of 38 males and 65 females, with the age ranging from 18 - 70. There were 68 light-skinned individuals and 35 with darker skin comprising various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Mean regional cerebral hemoglobin oxygen saturation was recorded as 67.14 plus or minus 8.84%. The association of the mean regional cerebral hemoglobin oxygen saturation in various group of individuals in relationship of their age, race, sex and skin color is examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2979, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280270
Show Author Affiliations
Mukesh Misra, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Jennifer Stark, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Manuel Dujovny, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
M. Serdar Alp, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Ronald Widman, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
James I. Ausman, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)


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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