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Analysis of the sensitivity of reflectance near-infrared tissue oximeter using the methods of simulation and experiment
Author(s): Haishu Ding; Feng Wang; Fang Lin; Guangzhi Wang; Wei Li; Wemara Lichty
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Paper Abstract

Its very important to improve the sensitivity of the near- infrared tissue oximeter during practical non-invasive measurement on human muscle. It has been thought that this sensitivity is influenced by the existence of overlying tissues such as skin and fat because only those photons which have passed through the muscle bring back useful information. In this paper, the influences of fat layer, detecting distance, wavelength, and the oxygenation in muscle on photon partial path length in muscle layer are discussed based on Monte-Carlo simulation results. Also examined are the statistical error in simulation and the noise in detector. Finally, the experimental results of the cuff occlusion on forearm are given. The results show the relationship between the sensitivity of the tissue oximeter and the detecting distance, which has the same tendency as the simulation predicted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3863, 1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364365
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Haishu Ding, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Feng Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Fang Lin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Guangzhi Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Wei Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Wemara Lichty, Tsinghua Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3863:
1999 International Conference on Biomedical Optics
Qingming Luo; Britton Chance; Lihong V. Wang; Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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