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Near Infrared (NIR) Technology in MEDSCAN

The basic method for intracranial hematomas detection with NIR spectroscopy is based on the differential light absorption associated with the injured versus the non-injured parts of brain.

Read Our Whitepaper on NIR

The MEDSCAN compares the left and right sides of the brain in four different areas. The NIRS sensor is placed successively in the left and right frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital areas of the head and the absorbance of light at selected wavelengths is recorded.

Patient measurement is completed within 2-3 minutes
Detects hematomas greater than 3.5 cc in volume
Detects hematomas up to 2.5 cm deep from the surface of the brain (or 3.5 cm from the skin surface)
Accuracy: In patients with Epidural, Subdural and Intracerebral hematomas: Sensitivity = 88% / Specificity = 90.7%*
* C. Robertson, E. Zager, R. Narayan, N. Handly, A. Sharma, D. Hanley, H. Garza, E. Maloney-Wilensky, J. Plaum, and C. Koenig, “Clinical Evaluation of a Portable Near-Infrared Device for Detection of Traumatic Intracranial Hematomas,” Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 27, pp. 1597-1604, 2010.

THE WORLD'S FIRST PORTABLE HANDHELD BRAIN SCANNER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN NEW ZEALAND

MEDSCAN, is a medical device company that focuses on developing, commercializing, and distributing our portable brain scanner for head injury and stroke assessment based on near infrared (NIR) technology.

Applications

  • Hospital & Intensive Care Monitoring
  • Military Application
  • Screening in Remote Areas
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Ambulance Services

Contact Us

  • Director : Vasco Kovačević
  • Email : Vasco@medscan.co.nz
  • Phone : 0221914454
  • Customer Relationships Manager : Michelle Preston
  • Email : michelle@medscan.co.nz
  • Phone : 0211005633

for demonstrations booking please contact

  • Email : info@medscan.co.nz
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