Normalized Power Transmission between ABP and ICP in TBI
Paper in proceedings, 2009

A new approach to study the pulse transmission between the cerebrovascular bed and the intracranial space is presented. In the proposed approach, the normalized power transmission between ABP and ICP has got the main attention rather than the actual power transmission. Evaluating the gain of the proposed transfer function at any single frequency can reveal how the percentage of contribution of that specific frequency component has been changed through the cerebrospinal system. The gain of the new transfer function at the fundamental cardiac frequency was utilized to evaluate the state of the brain in three TBI patients. Results were assessed using the reference evaluations achieved by a novel CT scanbased scoring scheme. In all three study cases, the gain of the transfer function showed a good capability to follow the trend of the CT scores and describe the brain state. Comparing the new transfer function with the traditional one and also the index of compensatory reserve, the proposed transfer function was found more informative about the state of the brain in the patients under study.

traumatic Brain Injury

Arterial Blood Pressure

Transfer Function

Intracranial Pressure


Sima Shahsavari

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Tobias Hallen

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Tomas McKelvey

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Catherine Eriksson-Ritzen

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Bertil Rydenhag

University of Gothenburg

Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society


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