13 May 2010 Optical fiber distributed temperature sensor in cardiological surgeries
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In those days a lot of cardiological surgeries is made every day. It is a matter of very significant importance keeping the temperature of the hearth low during the surgery because it decides whether the cells of the muscle will die or not. The hearth is cooled by the ice placed around the hearth muscle during the surgery and cooling liquid is injected into the hearth also. In these days the temperature is measured only in some points of the hearth using sensors based on the pH measurements. This article describes new method for measurement of temperature of the hearth muscle during the cardiological surgery. We use a multimode optical fiber and distributed temperature sensor (DTS) based on the stimulated Raman scattering in temperature measurements. This principle allows us to measure the temperature and to determine where the temperature changes during the surgery. Resolution in the temperature is about 0.1 degrees of Celsius. Resolution in length is about 1 meter. The resolution in length implies that the fiber must be wound to ensure the spatial resolution about 5 by 5 centimeters.
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Jan Skapa, Jan Látal, Marek Penhaker, Petr Koudelka, František Hancek, Vladimír Vasinek, "Optical fiber distributed temperature sensor in cardiological surgeries", Proc. SPIE 7726, Optical Sensing and Detection, 77261V (13 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854309; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.854309

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