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Functional brain imaging by multi-wavelength time-resolved near infrared spectroscopy

1Politecnico di Milano-Dipartimento di Fisica

© 2008 Versita Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review. Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 131–135, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: 10.2478/s11772-008-0011-6, March 2008

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2008-03-26

Abstract

We present a description of evolution of time-resolved systems developed at the Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano for tissue oximetry and functional brain imaging. From a single source and 4-channel set-up we have upgraded to a potentially 18-sources and 64-channel device. An example of sensitivity of the latest set-up is reported for a motor task experiment. A short discussion on the next generation time-resolved instrumentation for functional studies is also presented.

Keywords: brain near-infrared spectroscopy; time-resolved imaging; medical optics instrumentation; photon migration

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