Benefits of Mobile Medical Imaging
Mobile medical imaging is gaining increasing momentum in the medical field. This cost-effective service helps patients get an early diagnosis from medical facilities, homes, or their workplaces. With the new normal, healthcare facilities often become overwhelmed, making mobile imaging services become more convenient for patients than in-house imaging services.
In fact, mobile medical imaging is projected to increase in popularity in the medical industry. A 2020 study by Coherent Market Insights, found that by 2027, the mobile imaging services market will account for $ 16,709.3 Million with a 3.3% compound annual growth rate. Though mobile medical imaging is a recent addition to the medical industry, these services are easy to integrate into existing ones without incurring additional costs.
What is Mobile Medical Imaging?
Mobile imaging enables both patients or healthcare professionals to access the equipment they need, wherever they need it. Whether patients are at the office, home, or at a medical facility, mobile imaging offers comprehensive X-Ray, EKG, and ultrasound services among others. This flexible service is especially helpful for patients suffering from memory-related disorders who favor a familiar environment or to help surgeons make informed decisions during a critical moment in an operation.
The following are some of the most popular uses for mobile imaging:
- X-Ray: The most frequent use of X-rays is to identify bone injuries, deformities, and observe bone healing. However, X-rays are used in other ways as well. For instance, chest X-rays can detect pneumonia or bronchitis and other placements can detect gallstones as well as kidney stones. Additionally, X-rays can be used to check for the correct placement of other medical devices such as implantable pumps and catheters.
- EKG: An electrocardiogram is used to check for signs of heart disease. This technology detects the electrical signal from patients’ hearts using electrodes placed on the skin. It’s one of the easiest and fastest tests to check for abnormalities or heart damage such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes or heart disease. EKGs also help healthcare professionals check how efficiently medication is working and whether it’s causing side effects that have a negative impact on the heart.
- Ultrasound: Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images from internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels, and internal organs. This imaging method is used for diagnosing the causes of pain, swelling, infections in the body’s internal organs, and to examine a baby in pregnant women. Additionally, this technology can help identify abdominal aneurysms, carotid occlusive disease and carotid artery disease, renal vascular disease, hypertension and early signs of kidney failure
What are the Benefits of Mobile Medical Imaging?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an estimated 3.6 billion diagnostic medical examinations, such as X-rays, are performed every year, and the number continues to increase. In the past, when patients required X-rays, ultrasounds, or EKGs, they would be sent to the in-house imaging department at the hospital. Due to the high demand for these services, in-house departments often get overwhelmed, which lead to long wait times. With the new normal this is especially problematic. Sitting for long stretches of time in busy waiting rooms is not only a cause for concern regarding COVID-19 infection, but it’s often the case that these diagnoses are time-sensitive. Whether patients are using third-party imaging facilities or doing it in-house at a hospital, having an imaging service performed typically takes longer.
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Mobile imaging services enable patients to have much more flexible access to imaging scans. This kind of imaging service is not only much more accommodating to patients, but also much more cost-effective. Mobile imaging allows for faster turnaround times which ultimately help healthcare professionals diagnose patients in a shorter time frame.
Improved Patient Care
Patient care is a top priority for healthcare facilities which is why increasing organizations are adopting mobile imaging. When a patient is critically ill or has a debilitating mental illness, it could put them at risk to have them mobilized to a hospital’s imaging department or to go to an imaging facility. Enabling access to diagnostic imaging for high-risk patients is not only much more accommodating to their needs, but could save lives.
Additionally, not having to move patients from one place to another, means other nearby patients will be able to heal better and faster. Quiet environments allow patients to sleep and rest much more effectively, which enables them to heal faster. Decreasing noise and activity not only enable better rest but also lead to fewer spikes in heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol output, and overall anxiety.
Mobile medical imaging services help healthcare facilities address delays that are related to performing diagnostic imaging. Factoring out the time it takes to transport a patient from their bedside to where images will be performed, makes the image capture process significantly faster. Additionally, the images captured by the patient’s bedside can be viewed by healthcare professionals immediately, which ultimately helps speed up diagnosis.
Improved Use of a Physical Layout
One of the main concerns of implementing new technology into existing care services is its integration with the current technology as well as the investment of time and funds. Integrating mobile imaging into existing services is seamless because there are no space requirements, no equipment overhead, and no training is necessary.
All you need to operate your mobile imaging service is an easily accessible level location, proximity to power sources, and protection from the elements. Additionally, you should make sure the distance from network connections isn’t too far as this will ensure the reliability of speedy IT connections and how swiftly the equipment can scan.
Mobile medical imaging services are revolutionizing the medical industry with their ability to provide faster, cost-effective, and convenient imaging services in contrast with traditional imaging departments in hospitals and third-party facilities. Today more than ever, imaging professionals have a much more flexible and crucial role that has a real-time impact on patients’ health.
With this portable technology, healthcare professionals don’t have to use small doses of radiation in scans that could seriously affect the health of both patients and attending healthcare professionals. Instead, today’s mobile technology like CT scanners can provide improved quality without high radiation exposure. Uses in surgeries can ensure there is no internal bleeding, necessary cuts and dissections are minimally invasive, and other issues can be observed in real-time during crucial operations. With the ability to provide faster and more accomodating diagnostic medical examinations, healthcare professionals are better able to address patients issues and continue to save lives with the help of mobile medical imaging.
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