Healthcare Industry News: computed tomography
News Release - May 25, 2007
NeuroLogica's CereTom(R) To Be At Indianapolis 500CereTom Selected For Its Easy Portability and Ability to Provide Rapid On Site CT Scans
DANVERS, Mass.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--NeuroLogica Corporation, a neuroscience-based medical imaging company, today announced that its CereTom® CT scanner will be on site to support the emergency response team for the Indianapolis 500 racing events Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The CereTom will be available at the infield of the racetrack to scan racers and spectators if necessary.
NeuroLogica, in partnership with Methodist Hospital and Clarian Health, has been named part of the emergency medical response team for the race. The CereTom will be located in a Neuro Trauma Rescue Vehicle donated by NeuroLogica and operated by physicians from Methodist Hospital. The Neuro Trauma Vehicle represents the CereTom as an emergency response product that is being examined by several leading medical facilities in the U.S. This would allow on-demand neurological CT to be performed during transport to a medical facility reducing the door scan time and allowing for a rapid treatment plan upon arrival.
Neurostar Solutions of Atlanta, in collaboration with NeuroLogica, will be providing its innovative image management technology that makes it possible to securely deliver studies from the CT at the racetrack to radiologists at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Thanks to this service, authorized users anywhere on the Internet can have access to the data and collaborate real-time.
"We are very excited to have the CereTom with us at the Indianapolis 500," said Geoffrey Billows, MD, emergency medicine physician at Methodist Hospital and Indianapolis Motor Speedway director of medical services. "We have been fortunate enough to have the CereTom with us in our hospital, but the ability to bring the CereTom with us to the race will provide an unparalleled advantage for these drivers or spectators if one of them is hurt during the race. We are always looking for new ways to improve our medical care at this event, and the innovation and portability of the CereTom allows us to take a huge step forward."
"We feel that all athletes deserve the best diagnosis and fastest path to medical care," says Eric Bailey, CEO, president and co-founder of NeuroLogica Corporation. "We are pleased that Methodist Hospital has recognized how the CereTom can help in being part of this event, and we want to ensure that each driver and spectator has access to a scan on demand if it is needed. This is our second major sporting event that we have been involved in this month. The CereTom's presence in this event and the De La Hoya/Mayweather fight, back on May 4-5, indicates how important the CereTom can be for all sports, as it provides a rapid and vital service to athletes that suffer head trauma."
The CereTom is optimal for use in sporting events because it is portable, lightweight, wireless allowing for immediate access to a timely CT scan, allowing for a full neurological scan in 30 seconds. This is critical, especially in the event of brain injury, as the image and corresponding readings can then be transmitted to the facility that will receive the athlete upon transport. The CereTom portable CT scanner shortens the 'track-to-scan' time, putting an injured person on the best path to treatment, eliminating the need to transport first and scan once the person has been transported.
Based in Danvers, Mass., NeuroLogica Corporation, a neuroscience-based imaging company, develops, manufactures and markets advanced medical imaging equipment. The company's mission is to bring access to high-quality medical imaging to all people regardless of where they live. Combining this imaging quality and access enables physicians to make more informed treatment decisions, especially in stroke emergencies, saving and improving patient lives.
About Clarian Health
An Indiana-based, private, nonprofit organization, Clarian Health is the state's largest, most comprehensive health center and one of the busiest hospital systems in the nation. With nearly 12,000 employees in Indianapolis, Clarian either owns or is affiliated with 20 hospitals and health centers throughout Indiana, including five in greater Indianapolis: Methodist and Indiana University hospitals, Riley Hospital for Children, Clarian West Medical Center and Clarian North Medical Center. Clarian offers a broad base of tertiary and quaternary, including specialized pediatric care at Riley Hospital for Children and Level I Trauma Centers.
Source: NeuroLogica Corp
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