Accession Number:

ADB204824

Title:

Non-Invasive NIR Sensor for Quantification of Deep Tissue Oxygenation. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar-14 Sep 95,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SERVICES INC BURTONSVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

A breadboard NIR sensor system was developed for the purpose of accurate quantification f deep tissue oxygenation based on a novel Pseudo-Random ModulationResolution Enhancement Technique PRMRET. It consists of a CW modulated diode laser coupled with optical fiber, a detector, and a sampling oscilloscope. Temporal resolution of 40 psec with a 200 MHZ PRM system is demonstrated, which is 100 fold improvement over the conventional limit of the PRM technique. Experiments using a homogeneous phantom demonstrate a measurement accuracy of 0.001 cm for absorption coefficient and .07cm- for scattering coefficient. This accuracy provides the detectability of a few percent oxygenation change in tissue blood. The differential measurement using two MR wavelengths demonstrates the utility or absolute qunatification of oxygenation. A simple method was developed to perform sensitive and self-consistent absorption and scattering coefficients measurement, suitable for battle field applications. A remarkable depth resolution was demonstrated in an absorber depth measurement experiment, suggesting the direct applicability of the sensor system to clinical deep tissue diagnosis. Design for Phase II prototype system which is portable, low cost, and low power consumption is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE