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Design of a clinical vein contrast enhancing projector
Author(s): Herbert D. Zeman; Gunnar Lovhoiden; Harshal Deshmukh
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Paper Abstract

A clinical study has been initiated to compare an experimental IR device, the Vein Contrast Enhancer (VCE), with standard techniques for finding veins for venipuncture. The aims of this proposal are (1) to evaluate the performance of the VCE in a clinical setting, specifically by comparing its sensitivity of detection with existing vein-finding techniques used by experienced nurses or phlebotomists, (2) to study its usefulness in subjects who are obese, who have difficult venous access or thrombosed veins, or whose veins are not visible or difficult to palpate, and (3) to show that it performs as well on subjects with darkly pigmented skin as on subjects with lightly pigmented skin. The VCE will first be studied in adult subjects, and then in pediatric subjects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4254, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems III, (4 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427935
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Herbert D. Zeman, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Gunnar Lovhoiden, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Harshal Deshmukh, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis Health Science Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4254:
Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems III
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.; David A. Benaron M.D., Editor(s)

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