Monthly Archives: May 2017

The MiniOmni Bone Densitometer

​Bone density scanning, which is often referred to as dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA, uses small amounts of ionizing radiation to map and measure the amount of bone loss in a patient, usually on the lower spine or the hips. This is one of the quickest and most reliable ways to assess the patient’s risk for bone fractures and to diagnose osteoporosis.

MiniBone_DensitometerThe Sunlight MiniOmni Bone Densitometer is one of the most cost-effective bone sonometers currently available and provides these features:

  • Accuracy — Based on Sunlight Omnipath quantitative technology, the MiniOmni provides unrivaled accuracy for multiple bone density readings taken from multiple points on the patient’s body.
  • Portable — At around the size of a hardcover book, the MiniOmni is lightweight and can be taken virtually anyplace people can go.
  • Non-invasive — Taking a bone density scan is quick, easy and requires no special preparation on the part of the patient.
  • Versatile — Comes with a database containing four ethnic references for men, women and children, allowing for an even more specific and accurate reading.
  • Cost-effective — At almost half the price of other densitometers, we currently offer special pricing on this unit. In addition, the MiniOmni comes with a one-year warranty.

Portable, accurate and affordable, the MiniOmni can serve a wide range of practices and is particularly useful for general practitioners who may need to treat a number of different patients suffering from bone-related complaints.​

CPT Code 76977: Ultrasound bone density measurement and interpretation, peripheral site(s), any method. hold a $7.16 national Average reimbursement; tests for 15 minutes.

Overnight Oximetry

People who suffer from what they suspect to be a sleep disorder often have a hard time pinpointing the exact condition that’s keeping them up at night.

One of the most popular diagnostic tests is to have patients undergo an overnight pulse oximetry test screening, which can provide the crucial data needed to determine whether a patent suffers from sleep apnea or other common sleep disorders.

This simple test evaluates blood oxygen levels and can be done at home. Unlike other diagnostic methods used to detect sleep apnea, oximetry is so simple that there’s little chance the patient will make a mistake in using the device.

WristOx_2_SpO2This can be seen in the technologically sophisticated but surprisingly simple Nonin WristOx 2, Model 3150, the most advanced wrist-worn pulse oximeter available, and can be used for cardio-ambulatory monitoring, remote wireless monitoring and overnight studies. Patients simply wear the device like a wristwatch, then connect the easy-fit sensor to the end of their index finger.

Capable of storing 1,080 hours of memory, the WristOx 2 measures the pulse rate and SPO2 values at various sampling rates. For more efficient diagnosis, the unit can securely transfer data via Bluetooth to nVISION Data Management Software to generate a full report from the data collected by the oximeter.

Versatile, simple and comfortable, the WristOx 2 is an essential piece of equipment for any office or practice that regularly deals with patients suffering from sleep disorders.

CPT Code 94762: Overnight Oximetry, Noninvasive ear or pulse oximetry for oxygen saturation; by continuous overnight monitoring (separate procedure) hold a $24.72 national Average reimbursement. Overnight, Patient Hookup, tests for less than 5 minutes.

 

Battery-Operated Cauteries

​For decades, Bovie Medical has been a leader in the design and manufacture of battery-operated cauteries. Engineered for safety and precision, their units have continually evolved and now feature a safety-enhanced snap design and recessed button to reduce the chances of it accidentally turning on.

Bovie Medical makes more models of cauteries than any other company in the world. From single-use pens to units with replaceable tips and various shaft lengths to meet the needs of any number of medical or surgical procedures, Bovie Medical has something suitable for most medical practices. Here’s an overview of the options:

AA00_imgSingle use. Each single-use cautery pen comes in its own sterile wrapper. Practitioners simply peel open the package, insert the required batteries and remove the cap.


DEL1Change-A-Tip models. 
For medical practices where reusing a unit is a priority, the Change-A-Tip models allow you to switch out the tips and adjust sizes as needed.

 

AA01High-temperature cauteries. For controlling diffuse bleeding to any operation that requires pinpoint hemostasis, Bovie Medical’s high-temperature cauteries range between 1,600 and 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Low-temperature cauteries. The four low-temperature models manufactured by Bovie are designed specifically for ophthalmology. Ranging between 700 and 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, these units have a four-year lifespan and are ideal for surgeons who require pinpoint hemostasis.

To learn more about battery-operated cauteries or any other medical device, contact a Medical Device Depot representative today.​