Impulse Monitoring Inc (IMI) has signed an agreement with The Children’s Hospital of Central California, Madera, to provide intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services, including physician oversight.
IONM assesses neurological function involving the brain, spinal cord and related nerve structures during such surgeries and allows early detection of neurological compromise and identification of functional neural structures during surgery.
The use of IONM facilitates the surgical process and can reduce surgical risk by providing alerts to surgeons of potential harm to the spinal cord or neural structures, IMI said.
Under the Impulse Monitoring model, neuro-technologists located in the operating room work in partnership with supervising physicians who oversee the interpretation of neurophysiological data gathered via real-time broadband transmission.
IMI provides surgical support services to hospitals and other facilities that include onsite and remote IONM for spinal, nerve and brain-related surgeries, and Autotransfusion (AT).
IMI claims that its AT service captures and cleanses a patient’s own blood before and during surgery, making it available for transfusion instead of donated blood.