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Application of novel hyperspectral imaging technologies in combat casualty care
Author(s): Leopoldo C. Cancio
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Paper Abstract

Novel hyperspectral imaging (HSI) methods may play several important roles in Combat Casualty Care: (1) HSI of the skin may provide spatial data on hemoglobin saturation of oxygen, as a "window" into perfusion during shock. (2) HSI or similar technology could be incorporated into closed-loop, feedback-controlled resuscitation systems. (3) HSI may provide information about tissue viability and/or wound infection. (4) HSI in the near-infrared range may provide information on the tissue water content--greatly affected, e.g., by fluid resuscitation. Thus, further refinements in the speed and size of HSI systems are sought to make these capabilities available on the battlefield.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7596, Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications II, 759605 (9 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846331
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Leopoldo C. Cancio, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7596:
Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications II
Michael R. Douglass; Larry J. Hornbeck, Editor(s)

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