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Obstructive sleep apnea screening by NIRS imaging
Author(s): Feraydune Kashefi; Donald E. Watenpaugh; Hanli Liu
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Paper Abstract

This study aimed at determining cerebral hemodynamic parameters in human subjects during breath holding using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Breath holding serves as a method of simulation OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Data was acquired non-invasively from 40 subjects, twenty OSA sufferers (10 females, 10 males, age 20-70 years), and twenty normal volunteers (10 females, 10 males, age 20-65 years). Measurements were conducted using a LED Imager (LEDI) during breath holding. In comparing OSA subjects with controls during breath holding, a consistent increase or even a decrease in oxy- ([O2Hb]), deoxy- ([HHb]), total hemoglobin ([tHb]) concentrations, and tissue hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SO2) in the regional brain tissue were observed. The LEDI probe consists of 4 sources and 10 detectors serving as 4 sets of 1 source and 4 detectors each. A three wavelength (730, 805, and 850 nm) LED was used and the wavelengths were switched sequentially. The distance between sources and the source-detector separation were 2.5 cm. Data acquisition consisted of three segments, baseline for one minute, followed by a period of breath holding, and then 2 minutes of recovery time. The duration of the breath holding was subject-dependent. Our investigation proves that NIR spectroscopy could be used as a tool for detecting cerebral hemodynamics and also serves as a method of screening patients with OSA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6424, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III, 64242H (23 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.702239
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Feraydune Kashefi, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Donald E. Watenpaugh, Sleep Consultants, Inc. (United States)
Hanli Liu, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6424:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III
Henry Hirschberg; Steen J. Madsen; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Justus F. R. Ilgner; Reza S. Malek; Kenton W. Gregory; Guillermo J. Tearney; Nikiforos Kollias; Bernard Choi; Haishan Zeng, Editor(s)

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