High density near infrared spectroscopy - Using ATLAS based reconstructions

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07 December 2015

Presenter(s): Dr Michael Clancy
Time: 13.00 -14.00
Location: NHBRU, Meeting Room 1


High density near infrared spectroscopy - Using ATLAS based reconstructions to improve quantitative accuracy of cerebral oxygenation values


Within the context of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has the potential to provide a means of monitoring cerebral oxygenation in real time. However as NIRS tends to focus on relative changes in oxygenation from a baseline measurement it is not ready for use in this clinical application as no healthy baseline reading can be obtained from a potentially compromised brain. The focus of this research is to demonstrate that hybridisation of existing near infrared probe designs and reconstruction techniques can produce a device that can be used to monitor oxygen saturation in the injured brain without the need for a normative baseline measurement. Using registered Atlas models in simulation, we outline a method by which the quantitative accuracy and practicality of near infrared spectroscopy, for specific use in monitoring the injured brain, may be improved.


Originally my undergraduate degree was in Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham. In 2012 I started working in the Doctoral Training Centre for Physical Sciences of Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences (PSIBS) where my PhD focuses on the application of near infrared spectroscopy to the monitoring of patients with traumatic brain injury.

Host: Rebecca Dewey (rebecca.dewey [at] nottingham.ac.uk)