Guiding pallidotomy surgery by the optical reflectance of human brain tissue

Maureen Johns, Cole A. Giller, Hanli Liu

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Abstract

A near-infrared fiber-optic reflectance probe that can be inserted into the brain during surgery to identify white and gray matter was developed. The probe was used along with a spectrometer to study the reflected signals from the brain during surgery. The probe is demonstrated to provide optical reflectance properties from structures deep within the brain. As it can be used to differentiate the boundary between gray and white matter, the probe can be used to guide pallidotomy surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Feb 6 1998Feb 8 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period2/6/982/8/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Johns, M., Giller, C. A., & Liu, H. (1998). Guiding pallidotomy surgery by the optical reflectance of human brain tissue. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, .