Fabrication and characterization of medical grade polyurethane composite catheters for near-infrared imaging.

@article{Stevenson2015FabricationAC,
  title={Fabrication and characterization of medical grade polyurethane composite catheters for near-infrared imaging.},
  author={Andr{\'e} T Stevenson and Laura M. Schwab Reese and Tanner K. Hill and Jeffrey McGuire and Aaron M. Mohs and Raj Shekhar and Lissett Ramirez Bickford and Abby R. Whittington},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2015},
  volume={54},
  pages={168-76}
}
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are hollow polymeric tubes that transport nutrients, blood and medications to neonates. To determine proper PICC placement, frequent X-ray imaging of neonates is performed. Because X-rays pose severe health risks to neonates, safer alternatives are needed. We hypothesize that near infrared (NIR) polymer… CONTINUE READING