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Skin blood microcirculation probing: experiments and theoretical remarks
Author(s): Igor Victorovich Meglinski; Douglas A. Greenhalgh
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Paper Abstract

Photon correlation technique and standard optical reflectance spectroscopy are used for the in vivo monitoring of skin blood microcirculation. We undertook the experiments to establish the effect of mechanical pressure of the probe on the skin surface. We have presented the results of experiments that, we believe, will contribute the understanding of in vivo clinical measurements of skin blood microcirculation. We show that even minimal mechanical pressure on the skin surface produced by a probe affects skin blood microcirculation and the result of its in vivo measurements, respectively. To analyze skin blood microcirculations we propose to use the photon correlation technique extended for the transition regime of scattering from single to multiple.

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Date Published: 16 July 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4707, Saratov Fall Meeting 2001: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine III, (16 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475622
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Igor Victorovich Meglinski, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Douglas A. Greenhalgh, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4707:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2001: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine III

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