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Clinical Measurements Using Fiber Optics And Optrodes
Author(s): Fred P. Milanovich; Tomas B. Hirschfeld; Francis T. Wang; Stanley M. Klainer; David Walt
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optics, optrodes, and fluorescence spectroscopy have been combined to form the new technology of remote fiber fluorimetry (RFF). Both in-vivo and in-vitro clinical measurements can be made by using this technique. The optrode, a fiber termination with preselected chemical or physical properties, is attached to the distal end of the optical fiber so that specific, in-situ measurements can be made. RFF systems for pH, blood pressure, oxygen, and carbon dioxide are being completed, and other optrodes are in the development stages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0494, Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943902
Show Author Affiliations
Fred P. Milanovich, University of California (United States)
Tomas B. Hirschfeld, University of California (United States)
Francis T. Wang, University of California (United States)
Stanley M. Klainer, ST&E Technical Services, Inc. (United States)
David Walt, Tufts University (United States)


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

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