Non-coated, coated, vinyl covered, closed-cell, and patented Stealth sponges
Coated Sponges VS Non-Coated Sponges
Non-coated Sponge. A non-coated sponge is simply a bare piece of sponge cut into a particular shape. Think like a standard kitchen sponge. No coating, porous (absorbs liquid), and not very durable. These types of sponges exist because some applications and some facilities require nothing more than a basic piece of sponge. In the rare instance that the patient bleeds on it, that sponge needs to be disposed of and they would have to order a new one.
Some facilities and usage require protecting the sponge from the absorption of liquids and bodily fluids. ANY TIME you apply a coating to a sponge it will show up under x-ray because the chemical coating reacts with the imaging. In order to meet this standard, there are typically three types of positioning sponges that a hospital (or any place determined by regulations) can order:
Coated Sponges. These are standard sponges coated with a protective chemical surface. The chemical surface preserves the pliability (flexibility) of the sponge but creates a non-porous surface. These can be wiped clean and are sanitary to use repeatedly. However, the outer coating is simply a chemical film. Under enough pressure or certain types of impact, the coating can rip and tear.
Vinyl Covered Bolsters. These are firm foam shapes covered with a heavy-duty, vinyl material. These positioners are extremely durable with a cleanable, non-porous surface (like a boat seat). Techno-Aide currently offers completely sealed seams on our bolsters. The vinyl will also show seams under imaging.
Closed-cell Sponges. These are relatively new on the market. However, they are currently the top-recommended type of imaging sponge. These positioners are made from a low density, non-porous, highly durable foam. Think of a high-quality pool noodle that won’t absorb any water. The density of the foam is so high that no coating is required to be non-porous and durable! These sponges are 100% radiolucent and will not show up under x-ray! These sponges come in a charcoal grey color and will stay artifact-free even with normal wear and tear. Field of view is not a concern due to their radiolucent properties.
Stealth Sponges – Stealth Core and Stealth Coat
The terms “Stealth-Core” or “Stealth-Coat” are trademarks of Techno-Aide for a specific style of sponge design. Techno-Aide developed and patented a way to make nearly any sponge design artifact-free by applying proprietary angles to the design of the sponge.
Stealth-Core—A typical (let’s say a square sponge) is considered “core foam.” This is where the “core” in Stealth-Core comes from. A Stealth-Core sponge is a non-coated piece of sponge that we have applied patented angles to the design to eliminate artifacts.
Stealth-Coat—We take a coated sponge design and apply our patented angles to it. This ensures that the sponge is artifact-free. If a coating is applied to a sponge it will show under imaging. However, a sponge can show and not be considered an artifact. Our design ensures the sponge does not show artifacts.
MRI Positioners meet all requirements for MRI compatibility and safety. Approved for use up to 3 Tesla. The unique viscoelastic material is specifically designed for patient comfort and durability. The coated nylon is flexible, fluid & stain-resistant, and features permanent anti-microbial properties!
Approved for use in MRI (up to 3 Tesla)
Extreme comfort for patients
Lightweight and durable
Permanent anti-microbial properties
Breathable waterproof polymer fabric
Stain-resistant and latex-free
Sandbags have long been used to comfortably position patients during imaging procedures. Absolute stillness is necessary so that crystal clear images can be achieved. Sandbags provide gentle, comfortable support.
Our MRI Sandbags have been built for total MRI safety. Made from 100% non-conductive, non-metallic materials, these sandbags have also been tested in MRI environments for safety, to meet ASTM International standards. Each sandbag is filled with rounded, high purity quartz sand. Not only is it safe for Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedures, but the rounded quartz also makes these sandbags easy to mold and contour to the exact shape needed, then return to the original shape.
Techno-Aide sells 5 different sandbag sizes: 3, 5, 7, 10, and 12.5 pounds.
Techno-Aide knows that your equipment functions best when your facility is clean and your technicians are protected. Check out these products that do just that!
Disposable, Lint-free Cleaning Wipes—Ideal for use on CR/DR panels, work stations, monitors, and any work surface! Wipes come packaged in a resealable double bag to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination! Sold as a package of 200 individual wipes!
200 wipes per package
Wipe Dimensions: 9” x 9”
Radiation Safety Gloves—Seamless Lead Vinyl Radiation Protection Gloves provide hand protection with the option of exposing fingers for dexterity. Durable lead vinyl dipped gloves have a soft and supple navy vinyl covering (15″) with 0.5mm Pb equivalency. Dip-molded core. Option: Removable Cotton Liner Insert available
Radiation Safety Glasses—The eyes are one of the most sensitive areas of the body, and one of the most vulnerable to radiation. Safeguard them from damage by using high-quality lead glasses for each and every x-ray procedure. We have the very best radiation glasses you can find. All of our leaded eyewear contains superior quality optical lenses with a lead equivalency of 0.75mm. Many frames also have .50mm Pb Eq of side protection. New frames and lightweight lenses make wearing leaded glasses easy all day long. Techno-Aide has a huge selection of frame styles that provide optimum radiation protection for your eyes.