FAST, SAFE AND SIMPLE
Our LUNGSCAN* program has been streamlined with your complete safety in mind. Simply contact our main office to set up your account and one of our coordinators will schedule your LungScan appointment in our convenient midtown location. In 10 minutes or less, you can see your scanned images IN REAL TIME. Plus, included in your LungScan package is a post-scan TeleVisit sesion with Dr. Robert Bard (our lead radiologist) to provide you an expert assessment of your images from the safety and comforts of your home.

WHO SHOULD GET A LUNGSCAN?
This health crisis is known to attack the cardio-pulmonary system. While this is not a test of COVID-19, our LungScan Station offers a quick, stress-free and SAFE environment for anyone seeking a visual assessment of the health of their heart and lungs. As a private diagnostic service, anyone is entitled to a LungScan, regardless of existing condition or symptoms. Through the use of our advanced chest ultrasound technology, we can identify anomalies in this area quickly without the stress of travel, waiting or long doctor visits.

 

[Press play to see actual B Lines in motion]

“When conducting lung ultrasound scanning, you look for signs of B-LINES. The more B lines you have equals a bad lung ultrasound score – indicating a high risk of deterioration. For any treatment protocol, if a patient whose lung ultrasound scan was getting worse, I might want to start escalating my therapy.” – Dr. Philippe Kory, MATH+

Also see complete reference Video in SalScan Project (link)

WHAT ARE B LINES?
The analysis of lung artefacts has gained increasing importance as markers of lung pathology. B-line artefact (BLA), caused by a reverberation phenomenon. (source link: NCBI/NIH) B-lines in COVID-19 pneumonia are visualized in all their possible forms. We may describe COVID-19 pneumonia as a storm of clusters of B-lines, both in separate and coalescent forms, sometimes giving the appearance of a shining white lung. They can arise from one point of the pleural line and from small peripheral consolidations and spread down like rays maintaining their brightness until the edge of the screen without fading. These artifacts represent the typical signs of the disease, but can be also observed in other interstitial diseases of various etiologies (Source link: The Ultrasound Journal/Springer)

HOW USEFUL IS LUNG SCANNING FOR COVID-19?
For decades, the popularity of ultrasound technology has joined the front lines in identifying and diagnosing disorders from CANCER TUMORS (PROSTATE, BREAST, SKIN, THYROID, MELANOMA etc), musculoskeletal issues and even transcranial (brain) disorders.

With the current pandemic, clinicians worldwide have been earmarking how identifying issues in the lungs (and the cardiopulmonary area) through the use of ultrasound equipment can be quite helpful in monitoring, screening, scanning and tracking pulmonary vulnerabilities and infections that may require follow-up testing for Coronavirus.

Here are recent reports about LungScanning:
• "Covid-19: Less Stethoscope, More Ultrasound" By: Danilo Buonsenso (Rome, IT)
Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19
(ITN) Global Medical Allies Share Lung Ultrasound Solution for COVID-19 Triage
VIDEO: Imaging COVID-19 With Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Sonographic Signs and Patterns of Covid-19 Pneumonia
Radiological findings from 81 patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study Covid-19 (The Lancet)

 

DIGITAL ACCESS: A SAFER PREVENTIVE SOLUTION
For anyone identified as "high-risk" (elderly or immuno-compromised), our LugScan Station pursues the highest level of safety precautions and protective guidelines starting with NO MORE WAITING ROOMS! Enter the LungScan room at your exact scheduled time and in 10 minutes, you’re done and sent on your way home! In addition, our TeleVisit system (see complete details below) lets you get a post-scan consult with our top radiology experts from the safety and comfort of your home.

For more information or to schedule your LungScan session, please call us today at: 212.355.7017 or email our scheduling manager at: nycralliance1@gmail.com.

 

LUNGSCAN NEWS
Covid-19 Effects on the Lungs + Chest Ultrasound
Presented by: Dr. Stephen Chagares
This health crisis is known to attack the cardio-pulmonary system. Our LungScan Station offers a quick, stress-free and SAFE environment for anyone seeking a visual assessment of the health of their heart and lungs. As a private diagnostic service, anyone is entitled to a LungScan, regardless of existing condition or symptoms. Through the use of our advanced chest ultrasound technology, we can identify anomalies in this area quickly without the stress of travel, waiting or long doctor visits. With the current pandemic, clinicians worldwide have been earmarking how identifying issues in the lungs (and the cardiopulmonary area) through the use of ultrasound equipment can be quite helpful in monitoring, screening, scanning and tracking any infections that may be related to the Coronavirus. (See article | Play Video)

Global Medical Allies Share Lung Ultrasound Imaging Solution For COVID-19 Triage
Dr. Bard reviews international healthcare and technology updates as part of his continued research in the radiological society. This includes Dr. Buonsenso's national reports about the Covid crisis and the expanded use of lung ultrasound as part of his investigation of children as clinically unaffected carriers. “The global pandemic demands effective answers toward a cure as well as protection of healthcare workers on duty", says Dr. Bard. "I have the highest regard for the European approach to problem solving both clinically and technologically… applying Dr. Buonsenso’s concept makes perfect sense to me and carries great value in our war against Covid-19.” (see complete article)

The Killer Sneeze- Explained (Coronavirus Times)
Covid 19 is a killer that we cannot see. But imagine if we had special glasses to catch the Coronavirus in the air? Imagine being able to see billions of viruses flying over crowds of people breathing it in... or being able to see viral projectiles from what seems like an innocent cough or sneeze. Those micro particles that explode out of your nasal passages could be carriers of a lethal virus. Scientists have measured droplets from sneezing to go as far as 26 feet while staying suspended in mid-air for as long as 10-12 minutes. This is just one of the ways that a virus can infect so many people in such a short amount of time. ” PLAY VIDEO >

 

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: As per the request of our patients, Bard Diagnostic Imaging is offering LungScan so that our patients can obtain an evaluation of their cardio-pulmonary condition. LungScan is not itself a test for COVID-19 or the presence of the coronavirus. Bard Diagnostic Imaging makes no guarantees with respect to LungScan determining if a patient has COVID-19. Findings of clear lungs do not indicate that a patient does not have the coronavirus or that a patient is not contagious. All patients should continue to follow all recommended protective measures as indicated by local health officials, including social distancing, hand-washing, and self-isolation as appropriate. LungScan is purely a diagnostic service, and patients should follow-up with an appropriate specialist for further testing and treatment should they have any concerns. This service is unlikely to be covered by Medicare, medical insurance or any third-party payor. Patients are responsible for payment regardless of whether the claim is paid or denied by Medicare, medical insurance or any third party payor. Payment is to be made at the time of service. Patients are not obligated to obtain a LungScan from Bard Diagnostic Imaging, and shall have the option to obtain a LungScan from any provider of their choosing.

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(212) 355-7017 or email us at: nycralliance1@gmail.com