A Hybrid Multi-Distance Phase and Broadband Spatially Resolved Spectrometer and Algorithm for Resolving Absolute Concentrations of Chromophores in the Near-Infrared Light Spectrum

  • Ilias Tachtsidis
  • Lei Gao
  • Terence S. Leung
  • Matthias Kohl-Bareis
  • Chris E. Cooper
  • Clare E. Elwell
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 662)

Abstract

For resolving absolute concentration of tissue chromophores in the human adult brain with near-infrared spectroscopy it is necessary to calculate the light scattering and absorption, at multiple wavelengths with some depth resolution. To achieve this we propose an instrumentation configuration that combines multi-distance frequency and broadband spectrometers to quantify chromophores in turbid media by using a hybrid spatially resolved algorithm. Preliminary results in solid phantoms as well as liquid dynamic homogeneous and inhomogeneous phantoms and in-vivo muscle measurements showed encouraging results.

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Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the EPSRC (EP/D060982/1) for the financial support of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilias Tachtsidis
    • 1
  • Lei Gao
    • 1
  • Terence S. Leung
    • 2
  • Matthias Kohl-Bareis
    • 3
  • Chris E. Cooper
    • 4
  • Clare E. Elwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Department of Medical Physics and BioengineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Department of Medical Physics and BioengineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.University of Applied Sciences KoblenzRemagenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Biological SciencesCentre for Sports and Exercise Science, University of EssexColchesterUK

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