Characterization of signal kinetics in real time surgical tissue classification system

Markus Karjalainen from our team investigated transfer kinetics of smoke smoke evacuation in the Resect surgical margin detection system. The surgical evacuation system functions as a signal transfer line for the smoke signal, which resembles a heavy tailed Levy distribution. He found that the signal strength influences classification accuracy of tissues, while the sampling frequency does not.

The paper was published in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, and you can read it here (open access!).