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Tissue viability (TiVi) imaging: utility in assessment of rapid changes in the cutaneous microvasculature
Author(s): Paul M. McNamara; Jim O'Doherty; Marie-Louise O'Connell; Barry W. Fitzgerald; Chris D. Anderson; Gert E. Nilsson; Martin J. Leahy
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Paper Abstract

This report outlines results from an independent study assessing the clinical potential of an emerging, contemporary imaging technology. Tissue Viability (TiVi) imaging is an easily implemented, non-invasive, and portable technique which maps the blood circulation in the surface dermal layer. However, its routine clinical implementation awaits the development of the necessary standardised protocols. Thus the pilot study examines the efficacy of a novel TiVi imaging device within a localised skin blood flow occlusion protocol. The test was administered to the upper volar forearm of 19 healthy subjects (10:9 Female:Male) for 5 different time periods ranging from 5 to 25 seconds. Dermal areas corresponding to 100 × 100 pixels (2.89 cm2) were monitored for 60 seconds prior to, during and after each occlusal test. Our results support the relevance of a TiVi occlusion protocol for physiological assessment of the skin microcirculation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7563, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics VII, 75630W (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852383
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Paul M. McNamara, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Jim O'Doherty, Royal Surrey County Hospital (Ireland)
Marie-Louise O'Connell, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Barry W. Fitzgerald, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Chris D. Anderson, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
Gert E. Nilsson, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
Martin J. Leahy, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7563:
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics VII
Valery V. Tuchin; Donald D. Duncan; Kirill V. Larin, Editor(s)

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