n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Biomedical engineering and medical imaging : more about...
|Article Title||Biomedical engineering and medical imaging : more about...|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Annerine Roos and Frances Robertson|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||126 - 128|
|Keyword(s)||University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch|
In 1977 it was first shown that light in the near-infrared region of the spectrum penetrates biological materials sufficiently to measure changes in cerebral oxygenation, a completely non-invasive technique. Since then, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been used to monitor oxyhaemoglobin, deoxyhaemoglobin, blood volume and cytochrome oxidase for a variety of clinical and research applications.
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