Evaluation: VueTek Scientific Veinsite Near-Infrared Vein Finder
May 23, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance
The VueTek Veinsite is a very good choice for venous access applications and may be used for sclerotherapy applications and to identify veins to avoid during cosmetic injection procedures. The device met all of our required major criteria and offers several advantages as described below.*Figure 1.**The Veinsite. (Image courtesy of VueTek Scientific.)*
The Veinsite uses near-infrared (NIR) light to image subcutaneous blood vessels, blood flowing through the vessels, and blood within the interstitial space such as a hematoma. It allows the clinician to locate veins used for vascular access that cannot be identified using conventional visualization and palpation methods. The device is also used to assess veins—both those that can and those that cannot be identified using conventional methods—to identify which ones are suitable for venipuncture to obtain blood samples or for IV infusion of medications. The Veinsite can also be used for sclerotherapy and to identify veins to avoid during cosmetic injection procedures.
The major device components are:
a) A head-worn device, referred to as a headbasket, that projects invisible 850...