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Optical spectroscopy for the detection of ischemic tissue injury

United States Patent

September 8, 2009
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An optical method and apparatus is utilized to quantify ischemic tissue and/or organ injury. Such a method and apparatus is non-invasive, non-traumatic, portable, and can make measurements in a matter of seconds. Moreover, such a method and apparatus can be realized through optical fiber probes, making it possible to take measurements of target organs deep within a patient's body. Such a technology provides a means of detecting and quantifying tissue injury in its early stages, before it is clinically apparent and before irreversible damage has occurred.
Demos; Stavros (Livermore, CA), Fitzgerald; Jason (Sacramento, CA), Troppmann; Christoph (Sacramento, CA), Michalopoulou; Andromachi (Athens, GR)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 031,936
January 8, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.