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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2003
  • pp: 904–909

Dynamical mapping of the human cardiomagnetic field with a room-temperature, laser-optical sensor

G. Bison, R. Wynands, and A. Weis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 8, pp. 904-909 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000904


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Abstract

The magnetic field produced by the human heart carries valuable information for medical research, as well as for diagnostics and screening for disease. We have developed an optical method that allows us to produce movies of the temporal dynamics of the human cardiomagnetic field map. While such movies have been generated before with the help of SQUID magnetometers, our technique operates at room temperature and promises substantial economic advantages.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

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Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2003
Published: April 21, 2003

Citation
G. Bison, R. Wynands, and A. Weis, "Dynamical mapping of the human cardiomagnetic field with a room-temperature, laser-optical sensor," Opt. Express 11, 904-909 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-8-904


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