AcuteCare Telemedicine Blog

The Impact of Technology on Neurological Care

Keeping up with technology remains as vital to the physicians of AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT) now as it did 36 years ago.

In 1975, the neurology group which became ACT had the foresight to bring the first CT scanner to Georgia.  Installed in downtown Atlanta, this first-generation EMI scanner revolutionized neurological care in our region. Patients came from across the United States to be scanned on one of the first machines in the United States. The grainy images provided cutting-edge information that helped physicians diagnose and treat, saving lives.

Left: A 1975 brain CT. Right: A brain MRI in 2011. Notice the difference of detail in the images of brain structure in the newer scan.

ACT builds on this tradition of technological innovation by providing the highest quality neurological care to patients at distant hospitals.  Using high-quality video-conferencing technology, ACT’s neurologists swiftly evaluate patients in emergency rooms across the country.  When innovation is part of your culture, it is second nature.

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