13 May 2002 Clinical evaluation of vein contrast enhancement
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Proceedings Volume 4615, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems IV; (2002); doi: 10.1117/12.466636
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2002, San Jose, CA, United States
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.
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Gunnar Lovhoiden, Harshal Deshmukh, Herbert D. Zeman, "Clinical evaluation of vein contrast enhancement", Proc. SPIE 4615, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems IV, (13 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.466636; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.466636


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