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Contrast-enhanced diffuse optical tomography of brain perfusion in humans using ICG
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Paper Abstract

Regular monitoring of brain perfusion at the bedside in neurointensive care is desirable. Currently used imaging modalities are not suited for constant monitoring and often require a transport of the patient. Noninvasive near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in combination with an injection of a safe dye (indocyanine green, ICG) could serve as a quasi-continuous brain perfusion monitor. In this work, we evaluate prerequisites for the development of a brain perfusion monitor using continuous wave (cw) NIRS technique. We present results from a high-resolution diffuse optical tomography (HR-DOT) experiment in humans demonstrating the separation of signals from skin from the brain. This technique can help to monitor neurointensive care patients on a regular basis, detecting changes in cortical perfusion in time.

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Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8207, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII, 82074O (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.905742
Show Author Affiliations
Christina Habermehl, Charité Univ. Hospital (Germany)
Christoph Schmitz, Charité Univ. Hospital (Germany)
NIRx Medizintechnik GmbH (Germany)
Jens Steinbrink, Charité Univ. Hospital (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8207:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Andreas Mandelis; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Hyun Wook Kang; Henry Hirschberg; Melissa J. Suter; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Justus F. Ilgner; Stephen Lam; Bodo E. Knudsen; Steen Madsen; E. Duco Jansen; Bernard Choi; Guillermo J. Tearney; Laura Marcu; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Krzysztof Izdebski, Editor(s)

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