Application Note

NIR Spectroscopy Aids In The Diagnosis Of Neonatal Brain Injury

Source: Princeton Instruments

By Princeton Instruments

An extensive set of spectroscopy-based methods have been developed over the past few years in order to facilitate more rapid and accurate detection and diagnosis of disease and injury. A British research group has recently designed and tested an NIRS system to assist in the diagnosis of neonatal brain injury. The new system measures the changes in tissue oxygenation and hemodynamics by estimating the changes in hemoglobin concentration. This application note presents a study on the diagnosis of neonatal brain injury through the use of CYRIL and quantitative near-infrared spectroscopy. Download the full paper for more on the study, and a summary of its results.