The Infrascanner Model 2000 is a handheld screening device that uses near infrared technology to detect intracranial bleeding.

The Infrascanner Model 2000 is a portable ‘wand’ developed by medical device company InfraScan. The intracranial hematoma scanner uses near infrared technology on different parts of the brain to detect intracranial bleeding.

The handheld device has recently been approved by the FDA for military and civilian use. Mashable reports that it can spot the difference between normal brain tissue and hematomas using infrared light absorption, so patients who would benefit from immediate referral to a CT scan and neurosurgical intervention can be identified.

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