Modern Optics, Short Courses

NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY IN CARDIAC ARREST AND CARDIAC SURGERY

Vladislav Toronov, Ryerson University, Canada

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ABSTRACT

In recent years there is an exponentially increasing interest to the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as the tool of brain monitoring during cardiac arrest and surgery. This lecture provides introduction into the multispectral and hyperspectral NIRS of tissue with the focus on the metabolic and perfusion brain imaging. It also explains the basic physiology of the cardiac arrest and hypoxic ischemic brain injury and how NIRS can monitor the key physiological parameters of the brain. The analytical review of many recent studies is also provided in the clinical perspective.
Learning objectives
This course will provide the participants with:
• basic knowledge of NIRS methodology, Physics, and biomarkers;
• basic knowledge of hyperspectral and multispectral NIRS apparatus for brain measurements;
• state of the art of NIRS measurements of oxygen metabolism vs oxygen saturation;
• understanding the importance of NIRS brain monitoring.

Intended audience
• Master and PhD students, postdocs, scientists from various disciplines, e.g. physicists, biologists, chemists, engineers, biomedical scientists, and clinicians.

Representing author

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Prof. Vladislav Toronov

Ryerson University, Associate Professor
Toronto, Canada

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