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16 April 1992 Fiber optic sensor for simultaneous oxygen saturation and blood pressure measurement
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This paper presents preliminary sensor designs and reports initial test results for the implementation of real-time simultaneous oxygen saturation and blood pressure measurement. Closed-lumen catheter-type in-vivo sensing schemes incorporate a proven, well-established distal-tipped fiberoptic pressure sensor. Spectroscopic oxygen saturation determination is multiplexed with pressure sensing in a shared transceiver approach, and oxygen saturation sensitivity may be enhanced via synchronous pressure detection. Operating principles for pressure and oxygen saturation measurement are described, and various catheter side-port oxygen saturation sensor designs are explored. Experimental methods and results are presented, and sensor sensitivity is examined.
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Charles D. Anderson, Dan Vokovitch, and Marek T. Wlodarczyk "Fiber optic sensor for simultaneous oxygen saturation and blood pressure measurement", Proc. SPIE 1648, Fiber Optic Medical and Fluorescent Sensors and Applications, (16 April 1992);

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