Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)
A valuable tool for physicians
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) from SpecialtyCare is a valuable tool during surgery. Our technologists — overseen in real time by a remote neurologist who is licensed and specifically trained in clinical neurophysiology — partner with surgeons to minimize the inherent risks associated with complex procedures to the nervous system.
SpecialtyCare is a complete IONM service provider giving hospitals and physicians the best of all worlds — highly trained clinicians, cutting-edge equipment and a flexible, efficient approach to monitoring that can generate significant savings compared to employing in-house staff.
Improving outcomes. Reducing risk.
SpecialtyCare IONM serves as a technical partner in the OR, verifying the placement of instrumentation to give surgeons additional information as they perform complex spinal, orthopedic and brain-related procedures.
IONM provides early warning of potential change in neural function and can detect a significant decrease of blood flow to the brain and spinal cord, which may prevent permanent damage. It can also assist in properly positioning patients for surgery.
All this leads to improved outcomes and reduces the potential for complications. Additionally, because IONM measures a patient’s neural function, it can provide critical support to reduce exposure to malpractice litigation.