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Methodist University Hospital first in the world to participate in groundbreaking study for inpatients
General Wellness

Methodist University Hospital first in the world to participate in groundbreaking study for inpatients

By Your Health staff
Posted: July 31, 2020

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is the first hospital system globally to participate in a landmark study using a first-of-its-kind EEG device.

EEG stands for electroencephalogram. EEG tests are conducted to detect problems in the brain that may be associated with certain brain disorders such as seizures, tumors or strokes. A typical EEG test consists of multiple electrodes attached to a patient’s scalp with adhesive. Those electrodes have several wires connected to an amplifier which further connects to a computer that measures and records the results.

The setup and removal of a typical EEG test takes between 20-30 minutes. This new FDA-approved product, called zEEG from Zeto, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, can be set up in less than five minutes; which offers a more efficient and comfortable experience for the patient.

The patient wears equipment that looks like a high-tech bicycle helmet. The electrodes do not need to be glued to the patient’s scalp, do not leave any residue on the patient and there are no wires connected to an amplifier or computer.

traditional eeg comparison

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An EEG technician at Methodist University Hospital can now be more productive and perform more EEGs in a day. The EEG and video recording are uploaded to the cloud where a specialist can read them at their own convenience.

The Zeto Instant EEG has been beneficial in the midst of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the convenience of this EEG technology, PPE and exposure time for healthcare workers is reduced significantly. Fast set up and clean up decrease the exposure times for nurses and other care providers.

The Zeto Instant EEG uses single-use electrodes which also reduces the risk of contamination.