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Critikon 2020: a clinical experience
Author(s): O. Piazza; M. A. Pennisi; F. Gallizzi; M. Pietrangeli; F. Della Corte
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Paper Abstract

In the past, absolute quantification of tissue chromophore concentrations has not been possible using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). On the contrary, the Critikon 2020 Cerebral Redox Monitor (Johnson and Johnson Medical Ltd) provides real time quantified value for oxyhemoglobin (Hb02), deoxyhemoglobin (HbH) and total hemoglobin (THb) concentrations. It achieves quantification by incorporating the following features : • a 2 detectors approach (to delete extracranial contribution) • an algorithm based on quantified absorption spectra • inclusion of an optical pathlenght and a wavelength dependent scattering factors

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Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3194, Photon Propagation in Tissues III, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301094
Show Author Affiliations
O. Piazza, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
M. A. Pennisi, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
F. Gallizzi, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
M. Pietrangeli, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
F. Della Corte, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3194:
Photon Propagation in Tissues III
David A. Benaron; Britton Chance; Marco Ferrari, Editor(s)

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