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IN VIVO Optical Chemical Sensors
Author(s): Gerald G. Vurek
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the history and current state of the art of fiber optic sensors as applied to biochemical measurements in living systems. Techniques for measuring blood oxygen saturation, pH, PCO2, glucose, and other chemicals found in body fluids are described. The potential advantages of the optical techniques are discussed and some commercial as well as research activities are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0494, Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943899
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Gerald G. Vurek, Abbott Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0494:
Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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