HOLLYWOOD, FL, 10 April, 2017–Sleep Group Solutions (SGS), a privately held medical/dental instrumentation company announces the introduction of the Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Imaging System to the medical market. SGS has created a new Medical Division targeting ENT, Plastics, Allergy specialties and sub-specialties lead by the consulting of Karen Davidson MSA, M.Ed., MSN, RN. With 20 years of industry experience in various roles in the ENT, Allergy, Sleep Medicine, and Plastic Surgery markets, and several years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse and Flight Nurse in the United States Air Force Reserves, Karen has a proven track record of growing, transforming and leading businesses that partner with customers to innovate and solve complex patient problems.
SGS manufactures and distributes the Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Imaging System which was acquired from Hood Laboratories in 2008. Acoustic Pharyngometry and Rhinometry have become “gold standards” and recommended in society clinical practice guidelines as an instrument to objectively measure and test baseline oral/nasal airway size parameters used by thousands of practitioners, hospitals and universities worldwide. Eccovision is valued for its accuracy, non-invasive testing, low cost per use, real time data, and has been used in and/or published in over 2000 clinical research articles over the past 20 years.
The Eccovision Acoustic Pharyngometer allows users to quickly and easily measure a patient’s pharyngeal airway size and stability from the Oral Pharyngeal Junction to the Glottis graphically displaying the relationship between the cross-sectional area of the airway and distance down the airway in centimeters. Studies have shown a clear relationship between the existence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and a narrow, collapsible, airway. The Pharyngometer accomplishes these measurements using acoustic reflection technology, similar to a ships sonar. Sound waves are projected down the airway and reflected back out in such a way that the Pharyngometer software can analyze and quantify changes in the airways cross-sectional area. The test is minimally invasive and takes 2-5 minutes to complete, and covered by Medicare and most insurance companies under CPT code 92520.
The Eccovision Acoustic Rhinometer allows for quick and easy measurements of nasal patency. The device gathers information using acoustic reflection. Sound waves are sent up the nasal passageway and they are reflected back out in such a way that the Eccovision Acoustic Rhinometer can accurately map out the topography of the nasal airway. This allows us to clearly identify the location and severity of any obstruction in the airway. The test is completely non-invasive and takes 30 seconds to complete. The SGS Eccovision Acoustic Rhinometer is used daily by many ENT, allergy, and pulmonary physicians as part of screening and evaluation procedures for patients who present with; Deviated Septum, Allergy, Congestion, Nasal Resistance, Nasal Polyps, Hypertrophied Turbinates and many other types of upper airway obstruction or resistance. The Rhinometer test is reimbursed by many private insurance companies and Medicare under the CPT code 92512.
For additional information on Eccovision, please call our medical customer relations team (844) 870-7797, or visit the Eccovision website a www.eccovison.net
ABOUT SLEEP GROUP SOLUTIONS
Based in Hollywood, Florida, SGS was founded in 2005 by President Rani Ben-David and CEO Tamir Cohen. VP John Nadeau runs the dental sleep medicine division and has helped grow SGS into one of the world’s largest companies in this segment with over 100 annual CE courses and thousands of dental offices trained nationwide. SGS serves the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders, and is the only provider of a complete suite of solutions starting with continuing education courses and in-office training, screening, diagnostic instrumentation, and home sleep testing devices. Sleep Group Solutions also now offers then latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions to the medical market for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring, nasal trauma, and sleep apnea with the Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Imaging System.
Karen Davidson MSA, MEd, MSN, RN