Accession Number:

AD0707136

Title:

TRANSCUTANEOUS SPECTRAL BLOOD-FLOWMETER

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A proposed instrument capable of measuring quantitative blood flow in man is described. The techniques utilized involve no trauma or hazard to the patient and, being transcutaneous, are suitable for clinical use. This report reviews the present status of transcutaneous blood-flowmeters, furnishes a brief tutorial on basic ultrasonic principles and limitations relevant to biological usage, considers the theoretical bases for the proposed techniques, and translates these into a prototype system. Finally, recommendations for initiating a program to devise such an instrument are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE