Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

10-22-2019

Abstract

A contactless system for assessing tissue viability and other hemodynamic parameters includes one or more light sources configured to emit lights at a predetermined wavelength sensitive to hemoglobin concentration associated with spontaneous hemodynamic oscillations at tissue in a predetermined area of a human subject. One or more polarizers are each coupled to one or more of the one or more light sources and are configured to polarize the light to a polarized state such that the polarized light in the polarized state diffuses into the tissue in the predetermined area at a predetermined depth and the polarized light is maintained in the polarized state at the predetermined depth. One or more detectors each including a detector polarizer coupled thereto are configured to discriminate the light maintained in the polarized state and at the predetermined depth and are configured to generate a plurality of frames of the tissue in the predetermined area at the predetermined depth. A controller is coupled to the one or more light sources and the one or more detectors. The controller is configured to: acquire the plurality of frames, select a region of interest having the same coordinates for each of the plurality of frames, average the number of pixels within each region of interest to create a raw reference signal, detrend the raw reference signal to create a detrended raw reference signal, perform frequency domain analysis of the detrended raw reference signal, identify a frequency band of interest associated with the spontaneous hemodynamic oscillations, and perform an inverse fast Fourier transform within the frequency band of interest to generate a reference signal indicative of blood volume oscillations at a selected spontaneous hemodynamic oscillation. For each sample of the reference signal at a predetermined point in time, the controller multiplies the sample by each pixel of a frame at the same predetermined point in time to generate a three-dimensional coordinate matrix including a plurality of correlation matrix frames at each predetermined point in time. The controller adds the plurality of correlation matrix frames at each predetermined point in time to generate a two-dimensional hemodynamic map indicative of the strength of the spontaneous hemodynamic oscillation to assess the viability of the tissue in the predetermined area.

Department

Biomedical Engineering

Patent Number

US10448835

Application Number

US 20190223730 A1

Application Published

7-25-2019

Application Filed

1-4-2019

Assignee

Vivonics, Inc. (Bedford, MA); Board of Trustees of The University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Kyle Quinn, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Alan Woessner, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

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