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Sound Imaging Successfully Installs Innovative Voice-Activated MRI Room Alert System at Northwestern Medical Center

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | May 29, 2024 MRI
San Diego, April 2024 - Sound Imaging, a pioneering MRI product development firm, is excited to announce the successful installation of its patent-pending MRI Room Alert System at Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield St. Saint Albans, VT 05478. This marks a significant milestone in enhancing MRI safety with the latest voice-activated technology.

“I feel we are safer than ever in this unique room and this safety exists 24/7, something we never had before.” Marc Bessette, R.T. (R) (MR), Lead MRI Technologist, Diagnostic Imaging, Northwestern Medical Center.

A New Era of MRI Safety
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Developed in collaboration with top MRI safety experts, the MRI Room Alert System aims to substantially improve safety protocols, decrease liability risks, and accelerate emergency responses in MRI settings. The newly installed system at [Medical Facility Name] incorporates advanced voice-activation technology, ensuring critical alerts can be issued swiftly and effectively, even in situations where conventional methods may be unfeasible.

Key Features of the MRI Room Alert:
The MRI Room Alert boasts several innovative features that significantly boost safety for both patients and healthcare staff:

Targeted Emergency Notifications: Allows for immediate communication with in-house personnel via audible alerts, phone calls, emails, or texts, ensuring rapid response to:
- Serious or life-threatening patient emergencies.
- Technical malfunctions needing immediate attention.

Enhanced Response Options: Allows communication with up to six contacts via calls, emails, or texts with pre-defined customizable messages, ensuring flexibility and efficiency in crisis management.

Voice-Activated Assistance: Enables emergency assistance to be summoned by simply saying "Call 9-1-1" twice or pressing a dedicated button, guaranteeing that help is dispatched promptly regardless of the method used.

Remote Monitoring Enhancements (available with MRI Room Alert Plus):
- Instant visual access to the MRI room via mobile phones.
- Initiation of audio calls and messages upon motion detection within the MRI suite.
- Remote video capabilities to assess and respond to the cause of alerts.

*Disclaimer, all user-defined phone numbers that are alerted by the MRI Room Alert should only be to qualified MRI safety-trained individuals that fit the ACR’s description of either Level 1 or Level 2 MR personnel.


About Sound Imaging
Established in 1996, Sound Imaging, Inc. is at the forefront of designing and manufacturing cutting-edge MRI products that promote a safer, more comfortable patient experience. Based in San Diego, the company is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cost-effective imaging solutions with a guaranteed low-price on all products.

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