RT: The new facial scanning system analyzes each patient’s anatomy to recommend a more precise CPAP mask size.
“I think it is helping with adherence. I think we are getting it right, more often, the first time,” said Kentucky-based sleep specialist Michael Zachek, MD, the medical director for The Physicians’ Center for Sleep Disorders, a division of the Graves-Gilbert Clinic in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
“It doesn’t take long and it makes the patient happy,” said Zachek, who is also a site visitor for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the professional society for the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. “A happy patient is a patient that is more likely to benefit from CPAP.”
Zachek, who has been using the Philips Respironics Mask Selector 3D in his practice for approximately six months, said it didn’t take long for him and his team to fall in love with the tool. Fewer patients, he said, are contacting him with complaints about their CPAP interfaces.
“Patients are coming back and saying, ‘Yeah, the one that you suggested is the one that I got and I like it,” Zachek said. “It also gives patients that confidence that we are doing everything we can to get the right mask in their hands as quickly as possible.”rtmagazine.com