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Image Monitoring USA: Mitigating Post-AVR Complications with Enhanced Imaging Solutions

Tanya Tomlinson, President, Image Monitoring USATanya Tomlinson, President, Image Monitoring USA
Each year in the US, more than five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease. While aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery offers these patients a chance at a healthy life, this procedure is not without complications. Various unwarranted side effects like clinical stroke and silent radiographic cerebral infarction can manifest during a patient’s post-operative period. But with the ongoing technological advancements, physicians can now monitor patients undergoing AVR surgeries for post-operative complications and treat those side effects long before they become life-threatening. Helping physicians and healthcare providers do just that is where Image Monitoring USA is crafting a niche of its own.

After its success in the Canadian healthcare ecosystem, Image Monitoring USA, based out of Buffalo, NY, brings intuitive imaging devices named Falcon Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic System and Dolphin Transcranial Doppler (TCD) System to the US market. “With technological innovation taking center stage, we saw an opportunity to fill a void in the US market. Namely, the Falcon Pro offers unparalleled features for physiologic testing, and the Dolphin TCD offers intuitive and customized reporting not seen by any other TCD manufacturer in the world,” says Tanya Tomlinson, President of Image Monitoring USA. Just recently, the Journal of Neuroimaging released updated joint guidelines for TCD that state, “An extensive and rapidly growing literature suggests that the essential hemodynamic information provided by transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography neuromonitoring (TCDNM) would provide effective monitoring modality for improving outcomes after different types of vascular, neurosurgical, orthopedic, cardiovascular, and cardiothoracic surgeries and some endovascular interventional or diagnostic procedures, like cardiac catheterization or cerebral angiography.”

Chartering New Horizons in Post-AVR Care

The Falcon peripheral vascular diagnostic system can assess segmental blood pressure in the legs, toes, and fingers. It will also assess pulse volume recording (PVR). The system comes in two versions—Falcon Quad and Falcon Pro. Falcon Quad offers unique features geared toward the varying needs of medical staff and patients alike. The system can deliver simultaneous measurements of up to four pressure channels and four photo-plethysmograph (PPG) channels. Like the Falcon Pro, it also offers the 10 MHz Doppler probe, enabling excellent Doppler waveforms in the otherwise difficult diseased population.

The Falcon Pro offers enhanced performance output and simultaneous ankle-brachial index (ABI) measurement capabilities, ten individual pressure ports, and the ability to measure all five digits simultaneously. The disk PPG sensors, a more comprehensive range of Doppler probes, and independent pressure channels allow for accurate and timely results in a completely customizable format. These competencies drive Falcon’s ability to perform a range of tests including, but not limited to, upper and lower segmental testing, stress testing, venous reflux, maximal venous outflow, thoracic outlet syndrome, and palmar arch test.

Concurrently, Image Monitoring USA’s Dolphin TCD System can monitor blood flow within the intracranial (skull) spaces of patients.

It is a cost-effective modular TCD system with numerous beneficial and intuitive features.

The Dolphin TCD system comprises a highly sensitive 2 MHz PW Doppler probe, an easy-to-fit and adjustable headgear, and a 22-inch medical-grade touchscreen computer with a 6-hour battery built on an ergonomic height adjustable cart. The new robotic headset, Dolphin XF, can be used in mobile situations as it allows the patient to move more easily while monitoring intracranial blood flow. The Dolphin TCD imaging and reporting module supports DICOM SR, HL7, GDT, and SQL networks while offering structured reporting with a video mode and modality worklist. By leveraging these modern computation capabilities, the Dolphin TCD can process data ten times faster (5000 samples per millisecond) than old imaging devices. Physicians can use Dolphin to perform various dedicated tests for VMR, PFO, sickle cell, vasospasm, and cognitive performance. With current Dolphin TCD technology, Image Monitoring USA’s devices are routinely used for monitoring carotid endarterectomy and transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) procedures in the ICU. Since Dolphin’s TCD is non-ionizing, no radiation risks are associated with using the system within operation theaters. PFO or bubble studies are also increasingly popular in hospital and clinical settings.

Equally impressive is Image Monitoring USA’s superior support services, which are underpinned by the company’s customer-centric work culture. As such, Image Monitoring USA’s team of vascular technologists and engineers helps clients learn and master all the operational procedures of the imaging devices, thereby ensuring high performance of both Falcon and Dolphin devices.

  • The Falcon Pro offers unparalleled features for physiologic testing and the Dolphin TCD offers intuitive and customized reporting not seen by any other TCD manufacturer in the world

Propelling into a Healthier Future

Such innovative diagnostic and monitoring solutions undoubtedly position Image Monitoring USA as a preferred partner for many healthcare organizations. Numerous large hospital organizations in the USA have tested all the TCD systems on the market and zeroed in on Image Monitoring USA’s solution due to the device’s superior post-editing capability, excellent envelope tracking, and ease of use. According to a very experienced registered vascular technologist and neurovascular specialist working at the Cedars-Sinai—Image Monitoring USA’s imaging devices save them approximately 15 minutes per test. Other large popular healthcare organizations use Image Monitoring USA’s imaging devices across the country. They all prefer working with Image Monitoring USA due to the company’s support as well as the speed and accuracy of imaging devices.

Moving ahead with such dedicated support and product line, Image Monitoring USA will continue investing resources into the Falcon and Dolphin software to make it even better. With the recently updated version of Falcon SW, Image Monitoring USA is determined to enable even quicker and easier testing of the palmar arch, venous reflux, and Raynaud’s disease. Besides, Image Monitoring USA is also following the trend of physiologic testing. Physicians perform physiologic tests and decide whether or not a clinical intervention is required. Based on the result, physicians suggest exercises and lifestyle changes to the patients and help them maintain better health conditions. With a fantastic team of support staff, software engineers, and customers who help drive the software changes implemented, Image Monitoring USA is determined to continue its pursuit of excellence for both Dolphin Transcranial Doppler and Falcon peripheral vascular system and bring forth a healthier and safer future.

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Image Monitoring USA

Image Monitoring USA

Buffalo, NY

Tanya Tomlinson, President, Image Monitoring USA

After its success in the Canadian healthcare ecosystem, Image Monitoring USA is bringing intuitive imaging devices named Falcon Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic System and Dolphin Transcranial Doppler (TCD) System to the US market.