24 November 2016 A portable optical fiber probe for in vivo brain temperature measurements
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We report on the development of an optical fiber based probe for in vivo measurements of brain temperature. By using a thin layer of rare-earth doped tellurite glass on the tip of a silica optical fiber a durable probe, suitable for long-term in vivo measurements of temperature can be fabricated. The probe can be interrogated using a portable optical measurement setup, allowing for measurements to be performed outside of standard optical laboratories as no alignment of components is required. This setup is deployed to a medical research laboratory to show preliminary results on the use of these optical fibers for in vivo pre-clinical measurements of brain temperature.
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Stefan Musolino, Stefan Musolino, Erik P. Schartner, Erik P. Schartner, Georgios Tsiminis, Georgios Tsiminis, Abdallah Salem, Abdallah Salem, Tanya M. Monro, Tanya M. Monro, Mark R. Hutchinson, Mark R. Hutchinson, } "A portable optical fiber probe for in vivo brain temperature measurements", Proc. SPIE 10013, SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia, 100130Q (24 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242831; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2242831
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