Tag «blood oxygenation»

Quantitative techniques for extraction of blood oxygenation from multispectral optoacoustic

We report on the comparison of two approaches to the reconstruction of oxygen saturation (StO2) within blood vessels from multispectral optoacoustic (OA) measurements. The spatially-resolving approach is based on determination of the optical absorption coefficient µa from OA signal amplitudes, while the calibration-free approach is based on evaluation of the effective optical attenuation coefficient µeff derived from the in-depth …

Optimal wavelengths for optoacoustic measurements of blood oxygen saturation in biological tissues

The non-invasive measurement of blood oxygen saturation in blood vessels is a promising clinical application of optoacoustic imaging. Nevertheless, precise optoacoustic measurements of blood oxygen saturation are limited because of the complexities of calculating the spatial distribution of the optical fluence. In the paper error in the determination of blood oxygen saturation, associated with the …