A new device that projects the position of veins directly onto a patient's skin is helping take the guesswork out of medical pricks and injections.
The reflected photons are captured by a digital video camera and a computer creates a digital image of the vasculature, which is then projected back onto the patient's skin.
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The hidden veins appear on the skin as colorless lines that crisscross a rectangular patch of neon green.
The technology works regardless of a patient's age, body type or skin color, VeinViewer's creators say, and it is accurate to about a quarter of an inch.
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