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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 500–511

Effects of muscle fiber motion on diffuse correlation spectroscopy blood flow measurements during exercise

Yu Shang, T. B. Symons, Turgut Durduran, A. G. Yodh, and Guoqiang Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 500-511 (2010)

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The influence of muscle fiber motion during exercise on diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) measurements of skeletal muscle blood flow is explored. Isotonic (with muscle fiber motion) and isometric (without muscle fiber motion) plantar flexion exercises were performed at 30% of maximal force on a dynamometer, and muscle blood flow was continuously monitored on the medial gastrocnemius (calf) muscle of a healthy volunteer using DCS. During exercise, dynamometer recordings including footplate position, footplate angular velocity, and plantar flexion torque were obtained. Muscle fiber motions introduced artifacts into the DCS signals, causing an overestimation of blood flow changes. We show how proper co-registration of dynamometer recordings and DCS measurements enables separation of the true blood flow responses during exercise from those affected by the motion artifacts.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6480) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, speckle

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Noninvasive Optical Diagnostics

Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2010
Published: August 5, 2010

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Yu Shang, T. B. Symons, Turgut Durduran, A. G. Yodh, and Guoqiang Yu, "Effects of muscle fiber motion on diffuse correlation spectroscopy blood flow measurements during exercise," Biomed. Opt. Express 1, 500-511 (2010)

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