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Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) medical equipment plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety during surgical procedures. This equipment is used to monitor and assess the function of the nervous system in real-time, allowing surgeons to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions during the operation. IOM devices are commonly used in complex surgeries, such as spinal, brain, and peripheral nerve surgeries, where there is a risk of potential damage to the nervous system.
The primary purpose of IOM equipment is to detect any changes in nerve signals that may indicate injury or compromise to the nervous system. By monitoring parameters such as motor and sensory function, muscle activity, and electrical signals from the brain and nerves, surgeons can identify potential problems and make immediate adjustments to minimize the risk of permanent damage. Intraoperative monitoring also helps in guiding surgical approaches and determining the effectiveness of interventions, leading to improved patient outcomes.
The price range for IOM medical equipment can vary depending on the complexity and features of the device. Basic IOM systems may start around $10,000, while more advanced systems with additional capabilities and software integration can cost upwards of $100,000. The cost also includes the necessary electrodes, leads, amplifiers, and other accessories required for the monitoring process. Additionally, there may be additional expenses for training, maintenance, and software updates.
Several manufacturers specialize in producing IOM medical equipment. Some notable companies in this space include Medtronic, NuVasive, Natus Medical Incorporated, Cadwell Industries, and Inomed. These manufacturers offer a range of IOM devices with different specifications, features, and software interfaces to cater to the diverse needs of surgeons and healthcare facilities. The competition among these manufacturers often leads to advancements in technology, improved user interfaces, and enhanced patient safety features in IOM devices.