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Frontiers in Optics
Tucson, Arizona United States
October 16-21, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-797-0
Emerging Technologies (FTuAA)

Absorption Spectra of Hemoglobin with Intermediate Oxygenation

Lloyd W. Hillman and Kurt R. Denninghoff


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Oximetry assumes that absorption spectra of hemoglobin depend linearly on oxygenation and is therefore the weighted average of the fully oxygenated and de-oxygenated hemoglobin spectra. We demonstrate how intermediately oxygenated hemoglobin spectra change nonlinearly.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.1470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Blood or tissue constituent monitoring
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra

L. W. Hillman and K. R. Denninghoff, "Absorption Spectra of Hemoglobin with Intermediate Oxygenation," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FTuAA6.

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