Injeq IQ-Tip Analyzer’s pioneering detection technology provides real-time information and gives an alert when the needle tip reaches cerebrospinal fluid. This may serve as an additional confirmation for the clinician before checking the CSF flow and continuing the procedure safely and smoothly.
Traumatic lumbar puncture i.e., bleeding into the spinal canal during a lumbar puncture may worsen the prognosis of a leukemia patient as the cancer cells from blood may enter the central nervous system (1). Together with medical professionals Injeq is aiming to avoid this pitfall in demanding pediatric lumbar punctures. According to our yet unpublished clinical investigation, the use of IQ-Tip system is associated with an almost halved incidence of traumatic punctures and fewer blood-tinged CSF samples.