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In-vivo fiber optic cardiac blood-flow meter
Author(s): Kiron C. Bordoloi; Kim Clark

Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and construction of an organ blood-flow meter which uses an indwelling venous fiber optic catheter and an infrared absorbing indocyanine dye. The instrumentation design consisted of: a light source, fiber bundles, couplers, a photodiode sensor, an electronic filter, and an analog-to-digital conversion circuit. Static tests were done to demonstrate a technique sensitivity for detection of the dye in concentrations as low as 3.1 mg per liter of blood.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1603, Education in Optics, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57881
Show Author Affiliations
Kiron C. Bordoloi, Univ. of Louisville (United States)
Kim Clark, Univ. of Louisville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1603:
Education in Optics
Gregory B. Altshuler; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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