3 February 2012 Noncontact diffuse correlation spectroscopy for noninvasive deep tissue blood flow measurement
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A noncontact diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) probe has been developed using two separated optical paths for the source and detector. This unique design avoids the interference between the source and detector and allows large source-detector separations for deep tissue blood flow measurements. The noncontact probe has been calibrated against a contact probe in a tissue-like phantom solution and human muscle tissues; flow changes concurrently measured by the two probes are highly correlated in both phantom (R2 = 0.89, p<10-5) and real-tissue (R2 = 0.77, p<10-5, n = 9) tests. The noncontact DCS holds promise for measuring blood flow in vulnerable (e.g., pressure ulcer) and soft (e.g., breast) tissues without distorting tissue hemodynamic properties.
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Yu Lin, Yu Lin, Lian He, Lian He, Yu Shang, Yu Shang, Guoqiang Yu, Guoqiang Yu, } "Noncontact diffuse correlation spectroscopy for noninvasive deep tissue blood flow measurement," Journal of Biomedical Optics 17(1), 010502 (3 February 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.010502 . Submission:
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