Transcutaneous oxygen evaluation
Transcutaneous oxygen evaluation is the evaluation of the oxygen available in the skin to support healing. This evaluation is performed in conjunction with hyperbaric therapy, during which a person is placed in an enclosed clear acrylic chamber into which 100 percent oxygen is pumped at high pressure. The purpose is to increase the level of oxygen in the blood.
Providence Hyperbaric Medicine, based at Providence Portland Medical Center, is Oregon's only 24-hour hospital-based hyperbaric service.