Transluminal Catheter

By: Alex Covert - Published: Dec 8, 2007 • References: medgadget
Dr. Farhad Imam, a neonatal intensivist at the Children's Hospital Boston, has learned from his medical experiences and improved upon a fairly simple procedure : the catheter. Hi-Tech meets tubing in this light-guided Transluminal Catheter. Originally designed with thin-skinned babies in mind, Dr. Imam broadened his thinking to include adults. Why? It would improve procedures in outpatient, wilderness, and military settings.

For those not aware, a catheter, according to Wikipedia, is, "A tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct or vessel. Catheters thereby allow drainage or injection of fluids or access by surgical instruments."