IRVINE, Calif. and BRISBANE, Australia, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mater Children's Hospital  and Masimo  (Nasdaq: MASI ) today jointly announce the conversion of Mater Children's Hospital to Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry™ technology for advanced noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities. The conversion equips the tertiary facility with the most technologically and clinically-advanced oximetry and noninvasive patient monitoring solutions available.
Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry is the first-and-only technology platform that allows hospitals to noninvasively measure and continuously monitor blood constituents and physiological parameters that previously required invasive procedures—including: total hemoglobin (SpHb®) , oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®) , methemoglobin (SpMet®) , Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) , and acoustic respiration rate (RRa™) , in addition to the 'gold-standard' Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion performance of Masimo SET®  oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), perfusion index (PI), and pulse rate (PR). The oximetry standard-of-care at leading hospitals worldwide, Masimo rainbow® SET provides immediate real-time results that enable clinicians to more rapidly assess patients and detect and treat adverse, potentially life-threatening conditions earlier.
"Converting to Masimo rainbow® SET provides our clinicians with superior patient monitoring capabilit