1 November 2010 Simultaneous assessment of pulsating and total blood in inflammatory skin lesions using functional diffuse reflectance spectroscopy in the visible range
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 15(6), 060507 (2010). doi:10.1117/1.3524191
Abstract
We present a simple and cost-effective optical technique for the simultaneous assessment of pulsating and total blood noninvasively in an inflammatory skin lesion. Acquisitions of diffuse reflectance spectra in the visible range at 6 Hz are used to trace the oscillating components of reflectance. Measurements on erythematous lesions from a UV insult show slow changing signal at about 0.1 Hz and heart-driven regular oscillations at about 1 Hz simultaneously. The results demonstrate the potential of the technique in monitoring both pulsating and steady components of the blood in inflammatory lesions of the skin.
InSeok Seo, Paulo R. Bargo, Nikiforos Kollias, "Simultaneous assessment of pulsating and total blood in inflammatory skin lesions using functional diffuse reflectance spectroscopy in the visible range," Journal of Biomedical Optics 15(6), 060507 (1 November 2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3524191
Submission: Received ; Accepted
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Blood

Skin

Absorbance

Heart

Ultraviolet radiation

Visible radiation

Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy

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