Pulsed-laser Doppler flowmetry provides basis for deep perfusion probing

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Kolkman, Roy G.M. and Hondebrink, Erwin and Bolt, Rene A. and Steenbergen, Wiendelt and Mul de, Frits F.M. (2001) Pulsed-laser Doppler flowmetry provides basis for deep perfusion probing. Review of Scientific Instruments, 72 (11). pp. 4242-4244. ISSN 0034-6748

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Abstract:A setup for pulsed-laser Doppler flowmetry ~LDF! measurements has been built and tested. Measurements were carried out comparing continuous-wave and pulsed LDF. With pulsed LDF a higher peak power can be injected into the tissue without exceeding the safety limits. This enables a much larger spacing between the locations of illumination and detection. Thus, the penetration depth, and thus the measurement volume, can be enlarged using the pulsed-LDF method. This method will allow, e.g., monitoring of the cerebral perfusion.
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Copyright:© 2001 American Institute of Physics
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/35987
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1409566
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