Since Sylvan Corporation was founded in 1984, we have been committed to providing only the highest quality products to the medical market. Along with offering superior products comes a dedication to unsurpassed customer service that has been unwavering in focus. As a company, we strive to offer our customers old fashioned loyalty coupled with a keen awareness of the latest technological advancements in electronic commerce to present the customer with an excellent combination of quality and service.
Sylvan Corporation was founded in 1984 by James Fedorka as a manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment, specifically medical imaging products. The early years of Sylvan Corporation witnessed many changes in the medical industry, specifically the development of more technical and functional products for use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Although the use of high intensity light for transillumination had been present for several years, Mr. Fedorka designed a fiberoptic transilluminator that utilized high intensity fiberoptic cold light. This enabled the neonatal nurses to use transillumination safely and eliminate the possibility of burning the neonate while trying to find veins. In 1988, Mr. Fedorka redesigned the unit to be portable and battery powered making the unit much more user-friendly and functional. Sylvan Corporation now has four separate transillumination products that were designed by Mr. Fedorka to be safe, rugged, dependable, and with unsurpassed quality and customer service. The original unit sold was the Pediascan® Model 200, followed by the Model 500, Model 100, and in the year 2000 the Maxiscan® transilluminator.
Sylvan Fiberoptics (a division of Sylvan Corporation) manufactures a line of portable, high intensity cold light fiberoptic transilluminators for medical use. It is a useful and functional tool for identifying IV (intravenous) sites quickly and efficiently which dramatically reduces IV insertion times and errant “sticks” while providing atraumatic care for patients from pre-term neonates to geriatrics. There are currently two model types: Pediascan® and Maxiscan®; the Pediascan® is for use primarily in level II and III Neonatal ICU’s and the tip never gets above 94 degrees Fahrenheit. The Maxiscan®, with about 40% more light output, is for use in on any patients in the hospital population and where IV insertion or vascular access procedures are present. The tip never gets above 101 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are 4 models to choose from: Pediascan® 100, 200 & 500 and Maxiscan® 1000. All the units have true portability with internal rechargeable batteries, proven rugged and reliable design and small size and weight. Portability enables the user to take the unit to the bedside or to carry it along on air or land transport. The small size and weight are ideal for home care and EMS use, but it is powerful and rugged enough for daily usage in the department. The brilliant cold white light output that has the infrared and ultraviolet energy filtered out to maximize safety.
When the exit tip of the fiberoptic cable is put onto the skin surfaces, the brilliant white cold light penetrates and illuminates the tissue thus enabling the user to visually discern the veins and arteries as dark lines against an orange background. By maneuvering the fiber optic tip, one can gain valuable information as to depth, location and size of the vein being observed which makes IV insertion more accurate and less stressful (atraumatic) to the patient.
The Pediascan® and Maxiscan® and Neoscan® are made in the USA and are registered with the Food and Drug Administration and the US Patent and Trademark office.