Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scanner Used to Detect Brain Bleeds Being Tested by U.S. Military

The U.S. military has been testing a device called the Infrascanner which is designed to quickly detect brain bleeds using infrared light. The portable device is able to be used on the battlefield and is designed to prevent deaths from "walk and die syndrome".

"Walk and die syndrome" has caused the deaths of several U.S. soldiers because medical professionals were unaware that the soldiers were undergoing brain bleeds and needed to see a neurosurgeon immediately. The Infrascanner is designed to allow doctors on the battlefield to quickly determine who needs the most help immediately. Currently, the Infrascanner costs $18,000.
To read more about this device, check out the following link:

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