Influence of melanin content on laser doppler flowmetry and tissue reflectance oximetry signal formation


The article presents the results of studies of the melanin effect on recorded signals in laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) and tissue reflectance oximetry (TO). By investigating the properties of recorded microvascular blood flow and skin oxygenation signals, we have gained new knowledge about race-related differences in the formation of these signals. The effect of the skin melanin content on the intensity of the recorded signals in the LDF and TO methods was evaluated, and the limitations in the use of these methods in representatives of different ethnic groups were shown.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License . Funding Information: The authors acknowledge the support of the grant of the President of the Russian Federation for state support of young Russian scientists No. MK-398.2021.4.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood perfusion,Laser Doppler flowmetry,Melanin,Tissue oxygen saturation,Tissue reflectance oximetry,Biomedical Engineering,Biomaterials,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Acoustics and Ultrasonics
Publication ISSN: 2411-2844
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Published Date: 2021-11-05
Accepted Date: 2021-10-11
Authors: Dremin, Viktor (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6974-3505)
Golubova, Nadezhda
Potapova, Elena
Dunaev, Andrey



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