Application of a new four-channel vibrometer for determination of atherosclerosis: Further advances towards a handheld device

Adriaan B. Campo, Joris J. Dirckx, Erik Widman, Adam T. Waz, Grzegorz Dudzik, Krzysztof M. Abramski
2016 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)  
Cardiovascular diseases (CD) are the leading cause of death worldwide and their prevalence is expected to rise. Important in the etiology of CD is the stiffening of the large arteries (arteriosclerosis) and plaque formation (atherosclerosis) in the common carotid artery (CCA). Increasing evidence shows that both arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis can be detected by assessing pulse wave velocity (PWV) in the CCA, and several techniques focus on the detection of PWV in this structure. In
more » ... s studies, laser doppler vibrometry (LDV) was proposed as an approach to detect the arterial system. In the present work, a compact 4-channel LDV system is introduced for PWV detection. Four phantom arteries were assessed mimicking real life cardiovascular pathologies. Due to the high sensitivity and the increased spatial and temporal resolution of the LDV system, PWV could be assessed, and even local changes in phantom architecture could be detected. The system could potentially be use to detect arteriosclerosis and plaque during cardiovascular screening.
doi:10.1109/memea.2016.7533732 dblp:conf/memea/CampoDWWDA16 fatcat:bcrwxbqc3ze4liqulrdxeakgse