An Efficient Method for Subcutaneous Veins Localization Using Near Infrared Imaging

Shahzad, Aamir and Saad, N.M. and Nicolas, Walter and Malik, Aamir Saeed and Meriaudeau, Fabrice (2014) An Efficient Method for Subcutaneous Veins Localization Using Near Infrared Imaging. In: 5th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, ICIAS 2014.



In the majority of the medical treatments, intravenous catheterization is the most important phase in which skilled medical practitioners locate the best vein and perform catheterization process for medication or blood sampling. Due to the different physiological characteristics, mainly darker skin tone, scars or dehydrated condition of patients, medical staff stumbles in localization of veins. This paper proposes an enhanced method which intends to overcome the difficulty faced by medical staff in veins localization for intravenous catheterization. Using the Near Infrared imaging and image processing algorithms a novel approach for veins visualization is proposed. In order to have complete insight of veins location in the subcutaneous layer of skin a method to estimate the depth of veins using Monte Carlo simulations is presented. The complete system will increase guidance towards medical practitioners to facilitate the insertion of catheter or syringe into the veins.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Biomedical Imaging
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
ID Code:11409
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:28 Apr 2015 02:54
Last Modified:28 Apr 2015 02:54

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