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Review of optical methods for fetal monitoring in utero
Gunther, Jacqueline E.
Konugolu Venkata Sekar, Sanathana
Kainerstorfer, Jana M.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The current technology for monitoring fetal wellbeing during child birth is cardiotocography. However, CTG has high false positive rates that lead to unnecessary emergency Cesarean deliveries and false negatives that result in birth injuries. To curtail these issues, fetal pulse oximetery has been a topic of interest for many decades. Fetal pulse oximetry would yield the oxygen saturation of the fetus in utero and provide a more robust marker for clinicians to make decisions about performing emergency Cesarean deliveries. Here we present a review of biomedical optical developments related to transabdominal fetal pulse oximetery in the biophotonics field and the challenges that must be overcome to make transabdominal pulse oximetry a clinical reality.
Pulse oximetry , Fetal monitoring , Light propagation modelling , Phantom studies , Pre-clinical studies , Clinical studies , Phantom studies
Gunther, J. E., Jayet, B., Konugolu Venkata Sekar, S., Kainerstorfer, J. M. and Andersson-Engels, S. (2022) 'Review of optical methods for fetal monitoring in utero', Journal of Biophotonics. doi: 10.1002/jbio.202100343
© 2022, John Wiley & Sons Inc. This is the accepted version of the following item: Gunther, J. E., Jayet, B., Sekar, S. K. V., Kainerstorfer, J. M. and Andersson-Engels, S. (2022) 'Review of optical methods for fetal monitoring in utero', Journal of Biophotonics, doi: 10.1002/jbio.202100343, which has been published in final form at: https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202100343. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.