PDC is proud to announce our newest solution to help healthcare heroes meet the challenges of today and minimize Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) into the future: Introducing our new UV-C LED Bore Sanitization System to quickly, easily and verifiably sanitize ANY imaging system bore and table, including: MRI, PET/MR, CT, PET, PET/CT, MR-guided Linac and Nuc Med.
PDC’s unique UV-C LED technology kills 99.9% of all pathogens – including the coronavirus – and is specifically designed to sanitize MRI and all hard-to-clean imaging bores and imaging tables.
A Perfect Pair: UV-C + Manual Cleaning
By now, many of us are all too familiar with the downsides, uncertainty, and at times, anxiety associated with conventional chemical sanitizers. According to Jim Maslowski, PDC Co-Founder and President, the goal of PDC’s UV-C technology is to help healthcare providers more quickly and easily deliver the safest imaging experiences to patients.
“By pairing required manual cleaning with our UV-C system, technologists can minimize uncertainty, harsh chemicals, wait times and hard-to-clean areas associated with conventional sanitizers,” Maslowski said.
But how long does it take?
In just 3-5 minutes, imaging technologists can be assured that their imaging bore and table have been sufficiently disinfected and are ready for the next patient, according to Maslowski. “Plus, while our UV-C system disinfects the imaging bore and table, it frees up time for the technologist to disinfect other items and prepare for their next patient,” Maslowski said.
Eliminating Sanitization Uncertainty
But how can technologists be certain the equipment is fully sanitized? “Our UV-C system delivers a 40 mJ/cm2 dose of UV-C LED light at 275nm – proven to kill 99.9% of all pathogens, including the coronavirus. Dosimeter dots are included with the system to verify that the proper dose has been administered,” said Michael Hemmerly, PDC Chief Sales Officer.
“These dots can be placed on the table and in the bore before starting the sanitization cycle. At the end of the cycle, the dots will indicate whether the proper dose has been administered,” Hemmerly said.
A Pre-Pandemic Origin Story
It’s often said that adversity is the mother of invention – and this has certainly been true during this pandemic. However, the original idea for PDC’s UV-C system originated before the coronavirus pandemic.
“We were actually approached by an MRI system vendor about a year before the coronavirus pandemic began, with an expressed need for technology to disinfect MRI bores,” Maslowski said. “However, it wasn’t until the coronavirus pandemic hit, that there was real energy driving this effort. The need prior to the pandemic assures us that this solution has both immediate and long-term value for our customers, partners and for patients,” Maslowski said.
A Collaborative Effort
As with most of PDC solutions, the creation of the UV-C solution was a collaborative effort, Maslowski said. “While our current offering can sanitize any imaging bore and table, the original idea was a device to sanitize just one system type – a design for MRI, and one for CT, for example. Feedback from a variety of our customers, partners and healthcare professionals helped guide product development in the most beneficial direction. We are grateful to have the support and insight from our customers and industry partners,” Maslowski said.
In-House Development + Specificity for MRI
Two more hallmarks of PDC solutions are in-house product development and specificity for MRI. “Our UV-C technology is not only built in-house and MRI-safe, but includes an easy-to-use MRI-safe cart to allow ease of transport between imaging modalities and ease of storage,” Maslowski said.
One more benefit as safety precautions are at a premium? “No construction or downtime is needed. It’s just an easy, plug-and-play install,” said Blayne Seidl, Sentient Chief of Sales.
“We couldn’t be prouder to offer this technology to our customers. Not only will it help lessen anxiety, sanitization concerns and HAIs, but allow our customers to offer their patients truly the best and safest imaging environment and experiences,” Seidl said.
Specifically Designed for Imaging
PDC’s UV-C LED Bore Sanitization System is the first and currently the only system available specifically to disinfect MRI and any imaging bore and table with UV-C LED technology.
“As a patient, I know it would bring me great comfort to know the imaging equipment was fully sanitized prior to my scan,” said Jessica Maslowski, Caring MR Suite Applications.
Deliveries Begin December 2020
PDC is now accepting pre-orders with first deliveries arriving late December 2020.
“We are truly grateful for all those on the frontlines, for our customers’ and partners’ continued support and proud to play a small role in helping fight this pandemic and promote better infection control into the future,” said Amanda Ahn, Senior Account Manager – Northeast Region.
Learn more about our UV-C LED Bore Sanitization System and new solutions for these challenging times here, and contact us for more information and to see the UV-C LED Bore Sanitization System in action!