True MRI Compatibility

Airon Corporation’s pNeuton Ventilators are well known for their excellent MRI compatibility. All of our Ventilators, pNeuton A, S or mini, are compatible with 3 Tesla MRI scanners. For the best patient care they can be placed right next to the scanner with no Gauss Line restriction. This lets you use normal length patient circuits, not the extra length hoses and ventilator compensation required with other ventilators.

Positioned beside the MRI scanner, the ventilator will not create any image artifact. How do we accomplish this feat of technology you ask? Look no further:

• the ventilators are purely pneumatic in operation

• without electronics or batteries inside – no magnetic field interruption

• all manufactured materials have been carefully selected to eliminate magnetic attraction

AND

• with no circuit boards = no degradation of components due to the constant exposure to strong magnetic fields – pNeuton does not require any MRI exposure related ventilator maintenance

 

Patient / ventilator monitoring in the MRI room is no longer a critical issue. A key benefit of the pNeuton model A and mini ventilators is the remote alarm output. This feature allows you to connect the ventilator to an alarm system inside the MRI control room. Once connected, an alarm on the pNeuton will cause the alarm monitor in the control room to alert the healthcare provider. Matching pNeuton accessories including a connecting cable and remote alarm device are available from Airon to enhance the MRI ventilatory safety factor.

Anytime new technology is introduced for the MRI scanner it must be tested and certified to function in that environment – Airon offers assistance to recertify the pNeuton ventilator. Recently DePaul University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA upgraded their Phillips 3 Tesla MRI to the latest software functionality. After the conversion the higher capabilities of the MRI scanner started to see image artifact which had not been there previously. Working with Depaul’s biomedical engineer Bill Schmidt, we were able to find a solution to overcome the issue associated with the cable for the ventilator remote alarm system.

You can count on Airon and its products when ventilator dependent patients require MRI diagnostic imaging. The ventilator is the perfect device to support patients within the MRI — and combined with transporting your patients from the emergency department or critical care unit the pNeuton ventilator becomes a complete portable ventilation system for infants to adults.

 

Compatiblity with Bunnell Life Pulse High-Frequency Ventilator

The pNeuton Mini Ventilator is fully compatible with the Life Pulse High-Frequency Ventilator from Bunnell Incorporated. It will provide conventional ventilation in tandem with the Life Pulse without interfering with high frequency ventilation or nuisance alarms.

Testing of the Mini Ventilator and the Life Pulse HFV was done by Bunnell personnel at their facility. The Bunnell Life Pulse HFV was connected in tandem with the Mini ventilator to a test lung. Their results were as follows.

• The Life Pulse was first set for PIP 20 cm H2O, Rate 420 bpm, I-time 0.020 sec. There was no noticeable difference in performance of either ventilator. The alarms on the Mini continued to function properly.

• The Mini ventilator was run in both CPAP and IMV + CPAP at a variety of rates, pressures and I-times. The Mini continued to deliver its basic functions with no impact on the functionality of the Life Pulse.

• With the Life Pulse alarms active (Ready), changing the rate and PIP on the Mini significantly always caused the Life Pulse to alarm appropriately for changes in Servo pressure and MAP.

 

Conclusion:

The Airon pNeuton Mini Transport Ventilator meets the basic conventional ventilator requirements of the Life Pulse HFV. This evaluation does not constitute a validation or endorsement by Bunnell Incorporated.

News

Airon is awarded the 2012 EMSWORLD  Innovation Award for the pNeuton mini

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Airon is pleased to announce the FDA clearance of the mini

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FREE Webcast:  CPAP in EMS:  The Standard of Care Argument

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Pennsylvania Rescue Squad receives FEMA ‘Assistance to Firefighters’ grant to purchase Airon ventilators

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Airon is pleased to announce that the Safe-T-Vent Nebulizer is now approved for International distribution

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Airon receives 2011 Florida Companies to Watch Award

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