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Frontiers in Optics
Tucson, Arizona United States
October 16-21, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-797-0
Optical Methods for Diagnosis, Monitoring and Guided Intervention (FTuBB)

Vein Contrast Enhancement for Medical Treatments

Herbert David Zeman, Roberto Kasuo Miyake, Gunnar Lovhoiden, Carlos Vrancken, Flavio Henrique Duarte, and Rodrigo Kikuchi


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Invisible veins can be visualized by acquiring a vein image with near infrared light, and then projecting it back onto the skin with green light. The clinical use of the prototype VeinViewer will be discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1610) Medical optics and biotechnology : Clinical applications

H. D. Zeman, R. K. Miyake, G. Lovhoiden, C. Vrancken, F. H. Duarte, and R. Kikuchi, "Vein Contrast Enhancement for Medical Treatments," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FTuBB3.

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