Importance of LEDs Placing andUniformity: Phototherapy Treatment Used for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia

Lokesh, J and Shashank, K and Kini, Savitha G (2018) Importance of LEDs Placing andUniformity: Phototherapy Treatment Used for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia. In: International Conference on ISMAC in Computational Vision and Bio engineering, 16/05/2018, SCAD Institte of Technology, Palladam, Tamil Nadu.

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Phototherapy devices are most popularly used in medical applications to treat jaundice in infants called Neonatal jaundice. Neonatal jaundice or neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is the symptom of excessive bilirubin in blood in 60% of term babies and almost up to 70% of preterm babies. In earlier studies, it is found that the efficacy of phototherapy devices depends on spectral wavelength, body surface area, irradiance and duration of exposure. And it is important to know even importance of uniformity, peak wavelength and optimum height contribution in reducing phototherapy duration time. The paper explains the importance of uniformity and the optimum height. The uniformities for both the sets of LEDs are determined and selectedforfurthertesting.TheoptimumheightatwhichtheLEDsmustbemounted isdeterminedbycomparingtheuniformityvalues.Thetemperatureiscomparedwith the standard maximum ambient temperature up to which the infant remains healthy

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jaundice, phototherapy, wavelength, irradiance, uniformity
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 04:44
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 04:44

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