A. 33% of seniors fall annually. Screening helps identify those patients that are likely to fall before they suffer a serious fall-related injury.
Q. Why test?
A. Most patients that suffer from vestibular dysfunction are asymptomatic. Inner ear disorders are the leading cause of falls. Effective treatments exist for balance and dizziness issues…when correctly diagnosed.
Q. How long do the tests take to complete? When do we get the results?
A. The tests take anywhere between 3 and 25 minutes depending on the system. All tests provide immediate results that are simple to interpret.
Q. Who can perform?
A. Typically, an MA will perform the tests as well as printout the results and data interpretation.
A. Test training takes a few hours. We provide a step-by-step guide that anyone can follow without any training.
Q. Equipment, size?
A. All systems come in a portable carrying case that can be transported between rooms and offices if needed. The VAT-ENG and VATplus systems come complete with a laptop, printer and enough electrode supplies for up to 40 tests.
Q. Disposables per test? Cost?
A. Electrodes costs approximately $3.50 per patient per test. They can purchased through us or through your medical supply company.
Q. Do I retest?
A. Yes, you have the option of re-testing after treatments/rehabilitation have been completed.
Q. Is this VNG and/or Calorics?
A. No, the systems that we offer do not use VNG or Calorics. You do have the ability to do Caloric testing with the software that comes with the system if you decide later on.
Q. How long has the system been in use?
A. The VAT system was developed in 1986, the VAT-ENG in 1992. MotionTrak has been in use since 2006.