Magnetic Field-based Localisation of Nasogastric Tube

01 Feb 2013 Engineering Product Development Medical Device, Magnetic Localization, Novel Sensing System

Sun Zhenglong, Foong Shaohui

A common clinical procedure, nasogastric intubation is generally performed manually without any visual aids or indications. Erroneous insertions are often not detected in time through typical confirmation methods such as X-ray, potentially leading to death and injuries. Fortunately with non-invasive and real-time Magnetic Field-based Localisation of Nasogastric Tube, this tricky procedure can be performed with great accuracy. While protecting patients’ safety and reducing the overall costs of nasogastric intubation, the breakthrough innovation also enhances clinical practice by reducing delays in subsequent medical procedures and preventing unnecessary radioactive exposure.

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