Point of Care MRI - The Next Game Changer?

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 12:00pm


MRI is an essential diagnostic tool in today’s healthcare. Until recently, a patient needing an MRI would need to be transported to the radiology department and carefully positioned in a large magnet. For many patients in critical condition, traditional MRI is difficult. A recent introduction to the market, Hyperfine’s Swoop, is designed to be used in critical or emergency care settings on patients who would otherwise be unable to receive a timely MR head scan. ECRI has recently evaluated the system in our onsite lab - join our experts as they discuss our findings and the potential clinical uses of this technology.

Learning objectives

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  • What is Point of Care MRI and how is it possible?
  • Potential clinical uses
  • What ECRI found in our evaluation
  • Safety considerations and accreditation
  • Maintenance and disinfection

Agenda & Speakers

Andrew Furman, MD, MMM, FACEP

Executive Director, Clinical Excellence, Technology Assessment, ECRI
Andrew Furman is an emergency medicine physician who has worked in clinical and leadership roles in Pennsylvania and Oregon. He worked as a quality and communications consultant within the Geisinger Health System, acting as a liaison between the closed model of care delivery at Geisinger and the more open models of care delivery in newly acquired hospitals and health systems. At Salem Health, in Salem, Oregon, he served as Vice President of Medical Affairs. After completing a Master of Medical Management degree at University of Southern California Marshall School Business, he joined Accolade in Plymouth Meeting. While at Accolade, Dr. Furman supported the organization’s mission to equip employees of self-insured companies with people, tools, and technology that empowered them to better navigate the complicated healthcare environment.

Jason Launders

Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Jason Launders has been at ECRI since 1998 and is currently the Director of Operations for the Device Evaluation group. Jason’s primary responsibility is managing ECRI’s laboratory based evaluations of medical technologies. Jason has an MSc in Medical Physics and spent his earlier time at ECRI evaluating a wide range of diagnostic imaging technology, such as: CT, MRI, PACS, and Digital Radiography. Today, he is responsible for developing the content of evaluations to ensure they meet the needs of our members.

Francisco Rodriguez-Campos, PhD

Senior Project Officer, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Francisco Rodriguez-Campos, Ph.D., is responsible for evaluating medical imaging technologies such as CT and Breast Tomosynthesis for ECRI’s Device Evaluations group. Before joining ECRI, Francisco was a Neuroscientist and Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania where he performed image-guided (CT and MRI) surgeries to place chronic implants in old-world macaques and taught in the Biomedical Engineering program about medical devices. He has also served as project manager for a Medical Technology assessment project for the El Salvador Social Security Administration, consultant to PAHO/WHO in the deployment of medical technology-related projects in El Salvador and Nicaragua, Director of the Clinical Engineering graduate program at Universidad Don Bosco and Professor of Medical Imaging in the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program. He obtained his Ph.D. and MSc (Fulbright Scholar) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut with a focus in Electrophysiology, Physiological Modeling, and Clinical Engineering. He is also a certified Magnetic Resonance Safety Officer, MRSO (MRSC™)

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

Vice Chairman and Residency Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Director of the Brain Tumor Center at Northwell Health's Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Michael Schulder, MD, is vice chairman and residency program director in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is also the director of the Brain Tumor Center at Northwell Health's Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Schulder was professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He was the director of Image Guided Neurosurgery and the co-director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center at University Hospital. A former president of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, founding vice president of the Intraoperative Imaging Society, he has served on the boards of many prestigious radiosurgery and neurosurgery societies.