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Optical measurements of microvascular circulatory function in the foot for detection of peripheral neuropathy
Author(s): G. Zamora; V. Chekh; M. Burge; E. S. Barriga; S. Luan; P. Heintz; A. Edwards; E. McGrew; P. Soliz
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this research is to quantify functional signals in the microvascular circulation of the plantar. Our device is based on thermal and spectral technologies that can be easily adopted in clinical and tele-screening settings. Eightytwo thousand amputations are performed annually on diabetics in the US. The cost of foot disorder diagnosis and management are estimated at $10.9 billion dollars annually. Our experiments on normal controls and diabetics assess the temperature recovery time characteristics due to cold provocation to the bottom of the foot (plantar). A difference in the nature of the recovery time between normal controls and diabetics was observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8214, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems X, 82140T (28 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911727
Show Author Affiliations
G. Zamora, VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC (United States)
V. Chekh, VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC (United States)
The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
M. Burge, The Univ. of New Mexico Health Science Ctr. (United States)
E. S. Barriga, VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC (United States)
S. Luan, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
P. Heintz, The Univ. of New Mexico Health Science Ctr. (United States)
A. Edwards, VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC (United States)
E. McGrew, VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC (United States)
P. Soliz, VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8214:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems X
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Editor(s)

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