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Monitoring the effect of dextran on blood sedimentation using a pulsed photoacoustic technique
Author(s): Matti Kinnunen
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Paper Abstract

The capabilities of a pulsed photoacoustic technique for monitoring blood sedimentation and red blood cell (RBC) aggregation were tested in a cuvette in vitro. Diluted blood samples with concentrations of 40% and 60% were used. In addition, the effect of dextran (T500) was investigated with blood concentrations of 40% and 60%. Optical coherence tomography was used in parallel to visualize the sedimentation process. The results show that a 1 MHz acoustic transducer can be used to detect PA signals from blood in vitro during sedimentation, and the acoustic pulse delay is a good indicator for following the sedimentation process. Dextran greatly accelerated the sedimentation process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8222, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics IX, 82221E (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914761
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Matti Kinnunen, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)

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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