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 Home  List of Issues    Issue 07 , Vol. 16 , 2018    10.3788/COL201816.071701

Simultaneous blood flow and oxygenation measurements using an off-the-shelf spectrometer
Myeongsu Seong1, Phuong Minh Mai2, Kijoon Lee3, and Jae Gwan Kim1;2
1 Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Institute of Integrated Technology, [Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology], Gwangju 61 005, Korea
2 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, [Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology], Gwangju 61005, Korea
3 School of Undergraduate Studies, [Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology], Daegu 42988, Korea

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(07): pp.071701

Topic:Medical optics and biotechnology
Keywords(OCIS Code): 170.2655  170.3890  170.7050  170.6480  

Blood oxygenation and flow are both important parameters in a living body. In this Letter, we introduce a simple configuration to simultaneously measure blood flow and oxygenation using an off-the-shelf spectrometer. With the integration time of 10 ms, flow phantom measurements, a liquid blood phantom test, and an arm cuff occlusion paradigm were performed to validate the feasibility of the system. We expect this proof-of-concept study would be widely adopted by other researchers for acquiring both blood flow and oxygenation changes due to its straightforward configuration and the possibility of multimodal measurement.

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Get Citation: Myeongsu Seong, Phuong Minh Mai, Kijoon Lee, and Jae Gwan Kim, "Simultaneous blood flow and oxygenation measurements using an off-the-shelf spectrometer," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(07), 071701(2018)

Note: This work was partially supported by the SGER grant NRF-2015R1D1A1A02062382 (J. G. Kim) and Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program NRF-2015H1A2A1032268 (M. Seong) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, and GIST Research Institute in 2018. We declare that there is no conflict of interest to disclose.


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