Patient Comfort Systems Awarded Patent for Advanced Design Knee-Wedge for Medical Imaging

Newark, CA, March 03, 2011 --( Patient Comfort Systems, Inc. announces a United States patent on its light-weight, anti-microbial MRI positioning knee-wedge. Patient Comfort Systems markets and sells a comprehensive line of high-performance table pads, light weight knee wedges and positioners specifically designed to enhance advanced imaging scans, while boosting patient comfort. Developed for MRI, CT, PET and related diagnostic imaging exams, the Patient Comfort System product line provides a direct high-performance replacement for original equipment pads, which quickly become worn out and lose their comfort factor. A study recently presented at RSNA, demonstrates the patented PCS pad systems’ impact in significantly reducing patient motion and subsequent call backs.

Patient Comfort pads assist imaging centers and hospitals in managing pressure-related pain and discomfort during imaging procedures allowing patients to remain motionless for extended periods of time. The results are clearer images as well as decreased repeat scans and call-backs due to motion. The innovative visco-elastic material redistributes pressure away from weight-bearing points, reducing patient discomfort and pain to such a degree that patients are purchasing Patient Comfort System wedges for home use.

To address the growing threat of “super bugs” such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), all Patient Comfort Systems pads are constructed using materials containing a permanent anti-microbial agent inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. To further enhance infection control, the ultra-strong fabric, protecting the visco-elastic core, has seams that are sewn and welded to prevent tearing and protects the core material from bodily fluids.

Patient Comfort Systems,, Inc. is the industry leader in developing innovative products designed for patient comfort and safety when they undergo advanced imaging. For more information, visit or call 866-943-7727.

Patient Comfort Systems
David Terk