Vein Imaging: A New Method of Near Infrared Imaging, Where a Processed Image Is Projected onto the Skin for the Enhancement of Vein Treatment

  title={Vein Imaging: A New Method of Near Infrared Imaging, Where a Processed Image Is Projected onto the Skin for the Enhancement of Vein Treatment},
  author={Roberto Kasuo Miyake and Herbert D. Zeman and Flavio Henrique Duarte and Rodrigo Kikuchi and Eduardo Ramacciotti and Gunnar L{\o}vh{\o}iden and Carlos Vrancken},
  journal={Dermatologic Surgery},
BACKGROUND A new noninvasive vein imaging device initially developed for phlebotomy has been tested for the first time for vein treatment. [...] Key MethodMATERIALS AND METHODS A pilot study on 23 subjects with varicose veins and telangiectasias was performed.Expand
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