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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.

CNBP Resarchers at ACNR workshop

Stefan Musolino Low Res Edit 007330 November  2014 – Optical Fibre in vivo

Dr Erik Shartner and Stefan Mussolino (pictured left) gave an invited presentation at the Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research (ACNR) workshop.

Their presentation discussed:

  • the progress that has been made on the development of optical sensors for the measurement of physical and chemical parameters for biomedical applications;
  • transfer of tools developed in an optics lab to real world applications for biologically relevant questions, potentially seeding development of tools which could find further use in other laboratory environments or commercial applications; and
  • establishment of  new forms of assay measurement, and follow these through with in-vivo measurements to study key problems associated with brain functions.