Novel device to trend impedance and fluorescence of the cervix for preterm birth detection

Mozziyar Etemadi, Philip Chung, J. Alex Heller, Jonathan Liu, Rebecca Grossman-Kahn, Larry Rand, Shuvo Roy

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Preterm birth is the leading cause of worldwide neonatal mortality. It follows a pathologically accelerated form of the normal processes that govern cervical softening and dilation. Softening and dilation occur due to changes in cervical collagen crosslinking, which can be measured non-invasively by changes in tissue fluorescence and impedance. We present a novel device designed specifically to take fluorescence and impedance measurements throughout pregnancy, with the end goal of fusing and trending these measurements to form an early diagnosis of preterm labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages176-179
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/3/137/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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