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Title: Noninvasive detection of bilirubin using pulsatile absorption.
Authors: McEwen, Mark
Reynolds, Karen Jane
Keywords: Bilirubin -- Blood
Blood Chemical Analysis -- Methods
Blood Flow Velocity -- Physiology
Pulsatile Flow -- Physiology
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Australasian College Of Physical Scientists In Medicine
Citation: McEwen, M. and Reynolds, K. 2006 Noninvasive detection of bilirubin using pulsatile absorption. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 29(1):78-83
Abstract: Bilirubin, the yellow substance usually responsible for neonatal jaundice, is currently monitored invasively or by observing/measuring skin colour. This paper investigates the feasibility of monitoring serum bilirubin concentration using light absorbance in a similar fashion to pulse oximetry. The light absorbance of bilirubin is shown to be sufficiently different to haemoglobin to in theory allow direct noninvasive serum bilirubin monitoring using light absorbance around 480nm.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/2995
ISSN: 0158-9938
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