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IRADIMED CORPORATION Announces Clearance of MRI Compatible Patient Vital Signs Monitor in Japan
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IRADIMED CORPORATION (NASDAQ:IRMD), a leader in the development of innovative magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) medical devices, today announced receipt of regulatory clearance from the Japanese Ministry of Health Labor & Welfare for the IRADIMED 3880 MRI compatible patient vital signs monitoring system.
“This is an important win for IRADIMED as Japanese regulatory authorities now require higher levels of patient care during MRI procedures. These new guidelines have increased the need for monitoring patient vital signs during an MRI and our 3880 MRI compatible patient vital signs monitor is well-positioned to take advantage of this growing market,” said Roger Susi, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
IRADIMED designed the 3880 MRI compatible patient vital signs monitoring system using non-magnetic components and other special features enabling the safe and accurate monitoring of a patient’s vital signs during various MRI procedures. The IRADIMED 3880 MRI compatible patient vital signs monitoring system has an easy-to-use design and allows for the effective communication of patient vital signs information to clinicians.
Additionally, the IRADIMED 3880 MRI compatible patient vital signs monitoring system’s compact and lightweight design enables uninterrupted vital signs monitoring while transporting patients from their critical care unit, to the MRI and back, resulting in increased patient safety and decreasing the amount of time critically ill patients are away from critical care units.
Features of the IRADIMED 3880 include:
- Wireless ECG with dynamic gradient filtering;
- Wireless SpO2 using Masimo® algorithms;
- Non-magnetic respiratory CO2;
- Non-invasive blood pressure;
- Invasive blood pressure (available in certain international countries excluding Japan);
- Patient temperature, and;
- Optional advanced multi-gas anesthetic agent unit featuring continuous Minimum Alveolar Concentration measurements.
The IRADIMED 3880 system operates dependably in magnetic fields up to 30,000 gauss, which means it can operate virtually anywhere in the MRI scanner room.
About IRADIMED CORPORATION
IRADIMED CORPORATION is a leader in the development of innovative magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) compatible medical devices. We are the only known provider of a non-magnetic intravenous (“IV”) infusion pump system that is specifically designed to be safe for use during MRI procedures. We were the first to develop an infusion delivery system that largely eliminates many of the dangers and problems present during MRI procedures. Standard infusion pumps contain magnetic and electronic components which can create radio frequency interference and are dangerous to operate in the presence of the powerful magnet that drives an MRI system. Our patented MRidium® MRI compatible IV infusion pump system has been designed with a non-magnetic ultrasonic motor, uniquely-designed non-ferrous parts and other special features to safely and predictably deliver anesthesia and other IV fluids during various MRI procedures. Our pump solution provides a seamless approach that enables accurate, safe and dependable fluid delivery before, during and after an MRI scan, which is important to critically-ill patients who cannot be removed from their vital medications, and children and infants who must generally be sedated to remain immobile during an MRI scan.
For more information please visit www.iradimed.com.
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