Peripheral vein detection using electrical impedance method

Mugeb Baggash Al-harosh, Sergey I Shchukin

Abstract


The electrical impedance method of peripheral vein detection is a novel approach, which offers the advantages of not being expensive and the capability of minimizing and reducing the difficulty of achieving intravenous access in many patients, especially pediatric and obese patients. The electrical impedance method of peripheral vein detection is based on the measurement of electrical impedance using the 4-electrode technique by applying a known alternating current of frequency 100 kHz and constant amplitude to a set of current electrodes and measuring the resulting surface potential at two separate electrodes. This paper presents the results of investigations to estimate the efficiency of this method.

Keywords


electrical impedance venous occlusion vein diameter electrode system vein projection on skin surface

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/jeb.4560