Could resonance Raman spectroscopy be the key to your heart?
Roisin McGuigan |
For healthcare practitioners, being able to measure the oxygen levels in tissue is crucial – especially during surgery. Currently, venous blood is required to check the delivery of oxygen to mitochondria, but monitoring levels over time necessitates repeated blood draws, which can pose a problem in critically ill patients who may already be losing blood. Moreover, the method cannot give local information on specific tissues, and can be misleading in some patients.
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