Multi-channel deep tissue flowmetry based on temporal diffuse speckle contrast analysis
Date of Issue2013
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Recently, diffuse speckle contrast analysis (DSCA) was introduced as a competent modality for deep tissue blood flow measurement, where the speckle contrast is calculated over spatial domain on the CCD image of diffuse reflectance. In this paper, we introduce time-domain DSCA where temporal statistics are used for speckle contrast calculation and results in the same deep tissue flow measurement. This new modality is especially suitable for multi-channel real-time flowmetry, and we demonstrate its performance on human arm during cuff occlusion test. Independent component analysis (ICA) study on multi-channel data shows promising results about underlying physiology.
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