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NIR Spectroscopy Captures the Impacts of Stroke

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By analyzing blood flow, the structure of the brain, and concentrations of oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin, information about when and where an event occurred can be isolated.

IAN READ, SPECTRA-PHYSICS, MKS INSTRUMENTS

Every year, approximately 5.5 million people worldwide lose their lives to stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke-related costs in the U.S. total nearly $50 billion annually1. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a major cause of serious disability in adults in the U.S. Because of its impact on the health of those stricken and on society as a whole, several health agencies are committed to funding research to enrich our understanding of its causes and effects. This research, which incorporates a number of imaging modalities, is aimed at answering...Read full article

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