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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Optical imaging instrument for muscle oxygenation based on spatially resolved spectroscopy

Khai Jun Kek, Ryuta Kibe, Masatsugu Niwayama, Nobuki Kudo, and Katsuyuki Yamamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18173-18187 (2008)

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An imaging instrument based on spatially resolved spectroscopy that enables temporal and spatial analyses of muscle oxygenation was designed. The instrument is portable and can be connected to 32 compact and separate-type optical probes. Its measurement accuracy of O2 saturation and hemoglobin concentration was evaluated using a tissue-equivalent phantom. Imaging and multi-point measurements of tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) in the quadriceps muscle were also performed, and dynamic changes in StO2 in response to increase in exercise intensity (within the rectus femoris region) and variation in exercise protocol (among the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis and vastus medialis) were clearly shown.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Blood or tissue constituent monitoring
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(170.2655) Medical optics and biotechnology : Functional monitoring and imaging

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2008
Published: October 22, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Khai Jun Kek, Ryuta Kibe, Masatsugu Niwayama, Nobuki Kudo, and Katsuyuki Yamamoto, "Optical imaging instrument for muscle oxygenation based on spatially resolved spectroscopy," Opt. Express 16, 18173-18187 (2008)

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