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16 June 1997 Developing an optical fiber reflectance spectrometer to monitor bilirubinemia in neonates
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Proceedings Volume 2975, Laser-Tissue Interaction VIII; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275465
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The paper presents the basics underlying development of an optical fiber spectrometer for measurement of skin bilirubin in new-born infants. It is possible to directly deduce the bilirubin levels in the skin using first principles of optical transport, rather than relying on a calibration study in a test population of neonatal subjects where optical measurements are correlated with laboratory serum levels of bilirubin. The optical method reported here measures cutaneous bilirubin despite variations in fibrillar development of the dermis, epidermal melanin content, or cutaneous blood content.
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Steven L. Jacques, Iyad S. Saidi, Anne Ladner, and David Oelberg "Developing an optical fiber reflectance spectrometer to monitor bilirubinemia in neonates", Proc. SPIE 2975, Laser-Tissue Interaction VIII, (16 June 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275465
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