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Real-time non-invasive assessment of human hematocrit
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Paper Abstract

An important indicator of health status is hematocrit (HCT), the fractional volume of red blood cells. As such, a noninvasive, real-time means of its measurement is highly desirable in a space flight situation. We propose to exploit ultrasound technology to provide such a capability. We introduce a specific measurement concept including the hardware and requisite processing algorithms, and discuss progress towards realization of such a measurement capability.

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Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8222, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics IX, 82220M (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909889
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Donald D. Duncan, Portland State Univ. (United States)
David G. Fischer, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Jerry G. Myers, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8222:
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics IX
Valery V. Tuchin; Donald D. Duncan; Kirill V. Larin; Martin J. Leahy; Ruikang K. Wang, Editor(s)

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