Accession Number : ADD011836

Title :   Infrared Optical Measurement of Blood Gas Concentrations and Fiber Optic Catheter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Manuccia,T J ; Eden,J G

Report Date : 09 Apr 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent pertains to a simple compact optical device and method for quickly measuring the concentration of CO and CO2, bound to hemoglobin or dissolved in a person's blood using optical techniques which do not require removing a blood sample from the body. It also provides a simple fiber optic device for measuring blood-gas concentrations of critical internal points of the circulatory system such as the aorta.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BLOOD ANALYSIS, *BLOOD GASES, *INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, *CATHETERS, GAS ANALYSIS, CARBON DIOXIDE, CARBON MONOXIDE, OXYGEN, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), FIBER OPTICS, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, INFRARED LASERS, INFRARED SPECTRA, HEMOGLOBIN

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE