Frederick Mihm, M.D.

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  • NEW METHODS FOR WHOLE-BLOOD OXIMETRY ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SCHMITT, J. M., Mihm, F. G., Meindl, J. D. 1986; 14 (1): 35-52

    Abstract:

    New techniques for determining the hematocrit (Hct) and oxygen saturation (SO2) of whole blood from backscattered light measurements are described. First, theoretical and experimental results are presented which show that the empirical linear relationship between SO2 and the infrared-red backscattered light intensity ratio on which previous instruments have been based is an inadequate description primarily because it does not account for the strong effects of Hct and transducer geometry. Then it is shown that the ratio of backscattered intensities from two appropriately positioned infrared sources can be plotted against the infrared-red intensity ratio to produce a family of calibration curves from which SO2 and Hct can be independently determined. Finally, a practical implementation of an oximetry system which employs a microelectronic catheter-tip optical sensor and a microprocessor-based signal processor is proposed.

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