The measurement of biological fluid flowrates is of diverse medical significance and interest. For example, the reduction or occlusion of blood flow in either the major or microcirculatory systems is indicative of vascular disorders; the accurate measurement of blood flow in the affected areas can be essential for proper diagnosis and treatment. Similarly, monitoring air and other fluid flowrates have important clinical applications. Biological fluid flow can be measured using the following principles: pressure gradient, electromagnetic, ultrasonic Doppler, laser Doppler, thermal transport, venous occlusion plethysmography and indicator dilution.
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Pressure Gradient Flow Transducers
Magnetic Flow Transducers
Ultrasonic Flow Transducers
Thermal Transport Flow Transducers
Indicator Dilution Method
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