Device can locate deep veins

May 3, 2012 9:03:41 AM PDT
There is good news for people who hate needles.

A new medical device helps cut back the number of jabs you get when blood is being drawn.

The Vein Viewer uses near-infrared light and a digital camera to project real time images on a patient's skin.

Experts say it can cut the number of needle sticks by 50 percent.

The Vein Viewer works great on people with rolling and deep veins.

It also works great on babies because their veins are so tiny, It can often take several needle sticks to find them.