How does INVOS work?

INVOS™ system technology gives you a noninvasive “window” to the body’s microvasculature; a direct and dynamic site of gas exchange that transports about half the body’s blood volume. The INVOS™ system utilizes near-infrared light at wavelengths that are absorbed by hemoglobin (730 and 810 nm).

What is cerebral somatic oximetry?

This unique system allows clinicians to measure site-specific oxygen levels rather than requiring them to infer the data from systemic, whole body measures such as blood pressure and pulse oximetry. Available in two or four data channels, clinicians can conveniently monitor multiple brain and body areas.

What does Invos stand for?

Monitoring of brain tissue oxygen saturation with near-infrared spectroscopy (INVOS) is a method for evaluating the balance of brain oxygen supply vs. consumption.

What is cerebral oximetry monitoring?

Cerebral oximeters enable continuous non-invasive monitoring of cerebral oxygenation. Cerebral oximeters utilize similar physical principles to pulse oximeters. Cerebral oximeters use the Beer–Lambert law and spatial resolution to provide estimates of cerebral haemoglobin oxygen saturation.

What is the purpose for a pulse oximetry screening What are the ranges for results on a patient?

Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive test that measures the oxygen saturation level of your blood. It can rapidly detect even small changes in oxygen levels. These levels show how efficiently blood is carrying oxygen to the extremities furthest from your heart, including your arms and legs.

What is jugular bulb oximetry?

Jugular venous oximetry is a method of analyzing the balance between oxygen supply and demand to the brain. The oxygen saturation of blood draining from the brain into the jugular bulb is continuously measured providing an indirect measure of oxygen extraction by the brain.

What is rsO2?

it is a noninvasive technology using near-infrared spectroscopy (nirs) to monitor regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (rsO2). nirs has been widely used for assessing cerebral tissue oxygenation in a variety of populations including the fields of neonatology, anesthesiology, neurology, and cardiac surgery.

Why is cerebral oximetry important?

Obtaining adequate tissue oxygenation with cerebral oximetry may prevent complications which could result from tissue hypoxia undetected by conventional invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Interventions to treat rSO2 desaturations are associated with less major organ injury and shorter intensive care unit hospitalization.

What percent is a normal cerebral oximetry saturation?

Near-infrared spectroscopy technology and cerebral oximetry have limitations. First, there is wide intra- and interindividual baseline variability in regional tissue oxygen saturation. Normal range lies between 60% and 75%, with a coefficient of variation for absolute baseline values of approximately 10% (26).

What is normal oxygen level at night?

While asleep, blood oxygen levels typically remain between 95 and 100 percent; however, if levels fall below 90 percent, hypoxemia occurs. As the percentage of oxygen saturation decreases, the severity of hypoxemia increases.

How does a oximeter detect oxygen levels?

A pulse oximeter is a tiny device that usually slides over your fingertip or clips on your ear lobe and uses infrared light refraction to measure how well oxygen is binding to your red blood cells.