Home » Stanford Financial Donates Luminetx Vein Viewer to Cancer Center
New device allows nurses to see patients’ veins so there’s no need to prick twice
March 12, 2007 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Cancer Center was the first to receive the new and improved Luminetx VeinViewer. Donated by Stanford Financial Group, a global financial services company, this new technology will enable clinicians to precisely pinpoint a vessel’s location, thereby eliminating the stress and discomfort of multiple needle sticks for patients and their families.
The VeinViewer is the first device that locates subcutaneous veins and projects a real-time image of their location onto the surface of the skin using infrared light photons, which are received by a detector located in a digital video camera. Once the computer processes the photons, it produces the image on the patients skin using a digital projector.
The sight range of the VeinViewer extends from the surface of the skin to approximately 6 to 8 mm deep and can distinguish arteries from veins.