Imaging quality is vital to accurately diagnosing in healthcare. Therefore, it is a top priority to make imaging quality as clear as possible.
However, one large issue in MRI scans is patient movement. A study by Harborview Medical Center in Seattle found there is a significant cost to patient movement in imaging. This study showed the cost of medical artifacts and redoing scans is about $115,000 per scanner. Looking at scanners across the nation, this adds up to an astronomical cost of time and money for imaging facilities.
After several trials at the Harborview Medical Center, researchers found that 19.8 percent of scans needed to be redone, while another 7.5 percent of outpatient exams and 29.4 percent of inpatient exams had a severe amount of artifacts within the scans. Again, this leads to astronomical waste of time and money during the scanning process.
Fortunately, at Sound Imaging we offer a solution to this costly problem. We provide a one of a kind CCTV system, SAMM M.D., which can record and sense patient movement during the scanning process, as it is cleared for up to 3 Tesla. It will also stop the scan and alert the technician if movement is detected, which leads to huge savings of time and money. SAMM M.D. will ensure you get the best imaging results and the best patient experience from your scanner. If you would like to learn more about our CCTV System, SAMM M.D. look to this page and the the SAMM M.D. website.
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