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Clinical evaluation of vein contrast enhancement
Author(s): Gunnar Lovhoiden; Harshal Deshmukh; Herbert D. Zeman
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Paper Abstract

A clinical study is underway to compare an experimental infrared (IR) device, OnTarget OnTarget at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Methodist Healthcare, in Memphis, TN, while the adult study site is the clinical research center at Bowld Hospital, also in Memphis, TN. Early results on 35 pediatric and 25 adult subjects indicate that OnTarget years' experience in accessing veins in pediatric subjects, and that it could be very helpful to a phlebotomist with limited experience when accessing veins in both adult and pediatric subjects. The study uses monitor based OnTarget area of the patients anatomy enlarged and contrast enhanced on a LCD monitor. The phlebotomist can then compare the OnTarget or feel when examining a subject.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4615, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems IV, (13 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.466636
Show Author Affiliations
Gunnar Lovhoiden, Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Harshal Deshmukh, Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Herbert D. Zeman, Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4615:
Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems IV
Tuan Vo-Dinh; David A. Benaron; Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

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