2 August 2012 Multiwavelength time-resolved detection of fluorescence during the inflow of indocyanine green into the adult's brain
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Optical technique based on diffuse reflectance measurement combined with indocyanine green (ICG) bolus tracking is extensively tested as a method for clinical assessment of brain perfusion in adults at the bedside. Methodology of multiwavelength and time-resolved detection of fluorescence light excited in the ICG is presented and advantages of measurements at multiple wavelengths are discussed. Measurements were carried out: 1. on a physical homogeneous phantom to study the concentration dependence of the fluorescence signal, 2. on the phantom to simulate the dynamic inflow of ICG at different depths, and 3. in vivo on surface of the human head. Pattern of inflow and washout of ICG in the head of healthy volunteers after intravenous injection of the dye was observed for the first time with time-resolved instrumentation at multiple emission wavelengths. The multiwavelength detection of fluorescence signal confirms that at longer emission wavelengths, probability of reabsorption of the fluorescence light by the dye itself is reduced. Considering different light penetration depths at different wavelengths, and the pronounced reabsorption at longer wavelengths, the time-resolved multiwavelength technique may be useful in signal decomposition, leading to evaluation of extra- and intracerebral components of the measured signals.
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Anna Gerega, Daniel Milej, Marcin Botwicz, Norbert Zolek, Michal Kacprzak, Beata Toczylowska, Roman Maniewski, Adam Liebert, Wojciech Weigl, Ewa Mayzner-Zawadzka, Wojciech Wierzejski, "Multiwavelength time-resolved detection of fluorescence during the inflow of indocyanine green into the adult's brain," Journal of Biomedical Optics 17(8), 087001 (2 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.8.087001 . Submission:

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