TISSUE TEMPERATURE BY NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,391.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
13699
Agency Tracking Number:
13699
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6307 Tamoshan Dr, Olympia, WA, 98502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey J Kelly
(206) 866-1244
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING AND IMAGING TISSUE TEMPERATURE. IN PHASE I, TECHNIQUES WILL BE DEVELOPED THAT COMPUTE TEMPERATURE READINGS FROM NEAR-INFRARED (NIR) ABSORPTION BANDS OF WATER. THE EFFECT OF INTERFERENCE ON SUCH MEASUREMENTS FROM OTHER TISSUE COMPONENTS WILL BE DETERMINED. IN THE INITIAL STUDIES TO BE PERFORMED DURING PHASE I, THE FOLLOWING TASKS WILL BE UNDERTAKEN: DETERMINE WAVELENGTHS OFWATER NIR ABSORPTION WITH HIGH CORRELATION TO TISSUE TEMPERATURE; SELECT WAVELENGTHS THAT HAVE GOOD TISSUE PENETRATION; DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF OPTICAL BANDPASS ON THE SENSITIVITY OF THE METHOD IN ORDER TO OBTAIN OPTIMAL CRITERIA FOR INSTRUMENT DESIGN; EXAMINE EFFECTS OF TISSUE COMPONENTS WITH NIR ABSORBANCES TO DETERMINE THEIR EXTENT OF INTERFERENCE, IF ANY, AND MEANS FOR APPROPRIATE CORRECTION TO THE TEMPERATURE PREDICTION EQUATION; TEST PREDICTION EQUATIONS ON SAMPLE SETS CONTAINING MIXTURES OF INTERFERING SUBSTANCES AND SIMPLE TISSUE MODELS; AND EXAMINEFEASIBILITY OF ADAPTING OPTICAL METHODS TO DEPTH-RESOLVED MEASUREMENTS. IN PHASE II OF THIS PROJECT, INSTRUMENTS WILL BE CONSTRUCTEDBASED ON THE METHODS DEVELOPED IN PHASE I. THESE INSTRUMENTS WILL BE TESTED AND THEN USED TO TAKE TISSUE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS IN AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST.

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