Developing an optical fiber reflectance spectrometer to monitor bilirubinemia in neonates

Steven L. Jacques, Iyad S. Saidi, Anne Ladner, David Oelberg

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Abstract

The paper presents the basics underlying development of an optical fiber spectrometer for measurement of skin bilirubin in new-born infants. It is possible to directly deduce the bilirubin levels in the skin using first principles of optical transport, rather than relying on a calibration study in a test population of neonatal subjects where optical measurements are correlated with laboratory serum levels of bilirubin. The optical method reported here measures cutaneous bilirubin despite variations in fibrillar development of the dermis, epidermal melanin content, or cutaneous blood content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages115-124
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0819423866
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction VIII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 9 1997Feb 12 1997

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2975
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherLaser-Tissue Interaction VIII
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period2/9/972/12/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Jacques, S. L., Saidi, I. S., Ladner, A., & Oelberg, D. (1997). Developing an optical fiber reflectance spectrometer to monitor bilirubinemia in neonates. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 115-124). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2975). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.