Monitoring vital organs using light and ultrasound
This article was originally published in Start Up
By combining near-infrared spectroscopy with ultrasound waves, clinicians now have the ability to noninvasively monitor blood flow changes and oxygen saturation in the brain. The CerOx monitor, from Israel-based Ornim Inc., is a vital organ monitoring device that can simultaneously monitor the brain and other tissue of critical care patients. The company estimates that there are approximately 10 million medical procedures annually that could benefit from CerOx, ranging from patients with traumatic brain injury to occlusive vascular disease.