Modern techniques in IONM facilitate complex brain, spine, and other surgeries that would otherwise be impossible.
With the aid of modern technology and real-time monitoring, American Monitoring Innovation (AMI) technologists are just a click away from expert physicians who are available to troubleshoot and give expert advice.
American Monitoring Innovations is focused on providing surgery specific coverage in cases involving risk to neural structures. Each clinician is assigned to the cases they specialize in and have extensive knowledge helping to diminish physician and hospital liability.
Appropriate feedback is given to the physician during surgery to help diminish the risk of postoperative neurological deficits. All technologists employed by American Monitoring Innovations are CNIM certified or CNIM eligible and are trained in the latest, and most advanced, techniques in case monitoring.
Why Choose AMI?
Diminish the risk of postoperative neurological deficits
Qualified and Experienced Technicians
Diminish Physician and Hospital Liability
American Monitoring Innovations is a provider of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services that significantly improve patient safety during spine and neurological surgical procedures.
What Is Intraoperative Monitoring?
Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) is a technique that is directly aimed at reducing the risk of neurological deficits after surgeries that impact the nervous system. IONM measures electrical outputs from the nervous system during surgery and offers an opportunity to detect injuries before they can cause neurological deficits. Introduction of IONM has reduced the risk of debilitating deficits such as muscle weakness, paralysis, hearing loss, and loss of other normal body functions. IONM is performed by an AMI technologist supervised by a Neurologist who is giving real-time feedback. During the procedure, the lead IONM Neurologist is the only person qualified to make interpretations of recorded information and in turn will provide direction to the surgeon via the technologist.
Assisting Surgeons, Protecting Patients
Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) is medically accepted as customary supportive care during high risk surgical procedures. This real-time partnership allows the surgical team to intervene quickly to prevent or diminish permanent post-operative neurological deficits. American Monitoring Innovations utilizes an array of electrophysiolocigal tests to evaluate the patient's neurological functional and cerebral vascular status. These tests, including somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), motor evoked potentials (MEPs), brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAERs), electroencephalograms (EEGs) and electromyography (EMGs), are utilized by our highly experienced technologists to alert the surgeon of imminent damage during procedures. Due to the expertise that is provided to the surgeon, overall surgical risk is reduced for the patient leading to excellent outcomes and improved hospital scores.