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Deep-tissue optical imaging of decubitus ulcers
Author(s): Rohin Moza; J. Michael DiMaio; Jose Melendez
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Paper Abstract

Decubitus ulcers are a costly and widespread issue in healthcare today, that result from impaired blood flow in skin and underlying muscle and tissue. To address this need, a point of care multi-wavelength diagnostic imaging system has been developed to monitor hemodynamic processes via use of optical imaging of deep tissue. The resulting measurements demonstrate changes in light-tissue interaction to differentiate healthy and pathologic tissue without disturbing patients in a hospital setting. The identification of light source-detector illumination patterns uniquely map to spatial depths of tissue. The additional time dependent component, allows a novel four-dimensional analysis of tissue. The portable, noninvasive, and non-contact features provide quantitative in-situ measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7890, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems IX, 78900P (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.879289
Show Author Affiliations
Rohin Moza, The Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. at Dallas (United States)
J. Michael DiMaio, The Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. at Dallas (United States)
Jose Melendez, Spectral MD Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7890:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems IX
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

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