Non-invasive measurement of the iron overload in the human body.

Examples of patient monitoring

Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 show the follow-up, for two years, of the thalassemia major P002 and the hemochromatosis P003 patients. The background signal (b) has been calculated every time according to the present anthropometric data of the patient. The x values are the positions of the magnetic field axis relative to the center of the human body torso.
The iron overloads of the thalassemia (Fig 1.2) and hemochromatosis (Fig. 2.2) patients are obtained from the differences between the measured (a) and the calculated background (b) signals. The iron reductions of the hemochromatosis patient are also estimated by the blood removed from the phlebotomy therapy (Fig.2.2). The Fig.3 compares the iron reductions of all the hemochromatosis patients measured at least twice by MID with the ones estimated by their removed blood.

Thalassemia Hemocromatosis

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