Astodia Diaphanoscope for Transillumination
The Astodia enables the identification of air or liquid-filled structures deep below the skin’s surface (such as a pneumothorax, hydroceles). The Astodia is particularly suitable for paediatrics and especially for premature and newborn babies. Veins and arterial vessels in the extremities can be clearly visualised for puncture access. The Astodia possesses an orange and red high-power LED with adjustable brightness. The orange light enables sharp contrast, and the red light increases the depth of penetration into the tissue. This is useful for diagnosing pneumothorax or hydroceles. The enhancements provided by Astodia make it possible to routinely use transillumination for difficult-to-visualise vascular conditions.