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Noninvasive Diagnostics Of Peripheral Venous Disorders Via Optical Fibers
Author(s): Vladimir J. Blazek; Thomas Muehl; Hans J. Schmitt
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Paper Abstract

Based on prior spectroscopical measurements of human skin, we developed a fiber optical measuring system for the diagnostics of peripheral venous disorders specially of the lower extremities. The method is based on the evaluation of the radiation beamed into the skin via a fiber optical sensor and scattered back from the tissue. The received light mainly comprises information about blood content and the surface area of the vesels and we can extract a signal which is nearly proportional to the changes of the blood pressure. The system allows painless diagnostics and a evaluation of peripheral venous disorders, even in an early stage.

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Date Published: 14 January 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0576, Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I, (14 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950731
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir J. Blazek, Aachen University of Technology (FRG)
Thomas Muehl, Aachen University of Technology (FRG)
Hans J. Schmitt, Aachen University of Technology (FRG)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0576:
Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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