Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wired News: New Hope for Head Injuries

Wired News: New Hope for Head Injuries: "'A triage device is desperately needed. This device can help with early diagnosis, which reduces the chances of secondary injury,' Manley said.

The device, which consists of a scanner and a Windows-based PDA, uses patented near-infrared optical brain imaging to determine if there is bleeding in the brain. After scanning eight points on the head, the InfraScanner sends the data through a Bluetooth connection to the PDA, where it is displayed and stored. Results for each point scanned are coded green for no bleeding and red for bleeding."

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