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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