NICU-TECH RM9L-RS Probe ME Feasibility Study
Use of a new ultrasound device designed for babies to look at the catheters in veins and arteries as well as the blood vessel itself. An observational study to assess the the clinicians perception of the ultrasound image quality as a tool to detect catheters in vessels.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||NICU-TECH RM9L-RS Probe ME Feasibility Study|
- Determine the feasibility of the RM9L-RS US probe and catherter placement [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Determine the feasibility of the RM9L-RS ultrasound probe current design yeilds depth of penetration that is satisfactory for seeing catherter in peripheral vessels and catheter tips in central vessels.
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: ultrasound probing
The intent of the study is to confirm the maximum penetration of the NICU-Tech RM9L-RS probe. The investigators will endeavor to collect images on patients with PIV (Peripheral Intra Venous)/PAC (Peripheral Arterial Catheter) and central line catheters. The investigators will also endeavor to collect images of deep vessel structures for offline processing to improve NICU-Tech algorithms for vessel segmentation.