Grady Memorial Hospital introduces new tech to identify brain bleeds

Atlanta Business Chronicle
By Eric Mandel
July 24, 2018

Grady Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal has added a new tech­nol­ogy it hopes will help doc­tors more quickly iden­tify poten­tial trau­matic brain injury.

Grady said Tues­day it became the first hos­pi­tal in Geor­gia to intro­duce Brain­Scope One, a hand­held med­ical device that can assess patients with mild head injuries for pos­si­ble brain bleeds at a patient’s bedside.

The EEG-​​based (elec­troen­cephalo­gram) tech­nol­ogy allows physi­cians to deter­mine the like­li­hood of a brain bleed and if a patient needs fur­ther eval­u­a­tion and treatment.

We’re using cutting-​​edge tech­nol­ogy to make things faster and safer for our patients,” said Dr. Hany Atal­lah, Grady’s Chief of Emer­gency Med­i­cine, in a news release. “It answers the most press­ing ques­tion when treat­ing a poten­tial trau­matic brain injury: ‘Does the patient have blood in his head or not?’ And, if the answer is no, then he can be dis­charged, and we can treat the next patient who’s wait­ing for care.”

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