In vivo measurements of brain temperature

Stefan_Musolino_sq_web20 July 2016:

CNBP researcher  Stefan Musolino is lead author on a new paper reporting on the development of an optical fiber based probe for in vivo measurements of brain temperature.

Journal: Biomedical Optics Express

Publication title: Portable optical fiber probe for in vivo brain temperature measurements.

Authors: Stefan Musolino, Erik P. Schartner, Georgios Tsiminis, Abdallah Salem, Tanya M. Monro, and Mark R. Hutchinson.

Abstract:
This work reports on the development of an optical fiber based probe for in vivo measurements of brain temperature. By utilizing a thin layer of rare-earth doped tellurite glass on the tip of a conventional silica optical fiber a robust probe, suitable for long-term in vivo measurements of temperature can be fabricated. This probe can be interrogated using a portable optical measurement setup, allowing for measurements to be performed outside of standard optical laboratories.

The paper is accessible online.