Optical fiber probe monitor for neonatal bilirubinemia

Iyad S. Saidi, Steven L. Jacques, Marleen Keijzer, Frank K. Tittel

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Computer simulations of light propagation in a multilayered skin model (Monte Carlo) and experimental measurements with scaled phantom models of layered skin are reported. The goal is an algorithm for reliable quantification bilirubin despite variations in skin optics, using spectra from an optical fiber probe taped onto the skin. In the model the level of pigmentation in each of the four principle layers of the skin, the pigmented epidermis, the superficial papillary dermis, the venous plexus, and the reticular dermis, is varied by varying the absorption coefficient. The Monte Carlo simulation gives the reflectance value for the skin and a map of the light distribution within the skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1202
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume11 pt 4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventImages of the Twenty-First Century - Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Nov 9 1989Nov 12 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics


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