Monday, April 16, 2007

Handheld Scanner Detects Brain Injuries

In 2004, InfraScan won the Wharton Business Plan competition for a "a cost effective, mobile medical imaging system for detecting brain hematomas". After some substantial pre-clinical funding, they have a device that uses differential near-infrared light absorbtion to tell the difference between the bleeding versus non bleeding parts of the brain. That way you can detect a hematoma even you are hours away from getting to a proper CT scan. The patent protected device is now pending FDA approval.

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