New biomedical devices that use near-infrared technology to assist with phlebotomy and vascular access

Kenneth Yen, Marc H. Gorelick

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Obtaining intravenous access in children is often challenging.Devices using the novel technology of near-infrared imaging have been developed and marketed to facilitate intravenous catheter placement and phlebotomy.We review the technology of near-infrared imaging and the evidence for its use in the pediatric emergency population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-385
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013



  • intravenous access
  • near-infrared imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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