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Portable Imaging Device Assesses Tissue Oxygenation

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 26 Jan 2017
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Image: The Hyperview hyperspectral tissue oxygenation device (Photo courtesy of HyperMed Imaging).
Image: The Hyperview hyperspectral tissue oxygenation device (Photo courtesy of HyperMed Imaging).
A handheld, battery operated diagnostic imaging device measures oxygen saturation (O2Sat) and other measures in superficial tissues for patients with potential circulatory compromise.

The HyperView is intended for use by healthcare professionals as a noninvasive tissue oxygenation measurement system that reports approximate values of O2Sat, oxyhemoglobin, and deoxyhemoglobin levels in superficial tissue, displaying the results as two-dimensional, color-coded images of the scanned surface. The images and data can thus provide hyperspectral tissue oxygenation measurements for the selected tissue regions in patients with compromised vascular systems, such as those who suffer from diabetes, peripheral vascular disease (PAD), and limb ischemia.

The patented technology uses proprietary hyperspectral imaging technology to differentiate light absorption patterns between oxygenated hemoglobin and deoxygenated hemoglobin. Software tools then allow the clinician to analyze various areas within the image corresponding to locations on the skin surface, thus determining the location of ischemic tissue. The HyperView is a product of HyperMed Imaging, and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“The new HyperView product represents a significant advancement in non-invasive assessment of superficial tissue oxygenation. We began years ago by first meeting with clinicians to understand their working environment and determine user requirements,” said Mark Darty, President and CEO of HyperMed. “The need for portability, ease of use, and speed of imaging required a full custom design for the HyperView product. Our team’s effort has long been energized by a belief that the HyperView product holds great potential to positively impact the lives of millions of patients.”

“The HyperView is a new and innovative product that can provide clinicians a better understanding of surface perfusion and localized oxygen delivery in patients with potential circulatory compromise, which is important for a number of applications including limb ischemia, wound healing, and reconstructive surgery,” said Professor Aristidis Veves, MD, of Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA), chairman of HyperMed Imaging’s scientific advisory board.

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