In the noninvasive optical measurements of human brain functions, the dependence of pathlength factor in an activation area (effective pathlength factor: EPF) on wavelength was examined by simultaneously recording five wavelengths of 678, 692, 750, 782, and 830 nm, with three different source/detector distances of 20, 30, and 40 mm. We obtained an activation signal in the visual cortex using four wavelength pairs, where 830 nm was fixed as one wavelength. The dependence of EPF on the source/detector distance showed similar tendencies when the wavelengths of 692, 750, and 782 nm were considered. This suggests that it is feasible to use these wavelengths paired with an 830 nm wavelength to investigate the same region.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2006 5 17|
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