We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING LLC

Download Mobile App




Portable, Low-Dose Medical Imaging System Delivers Fast 3D X-Ray Imaging at POC

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 31 Jan 2023
Print article
Image: A portable, low-dose imaging system delivers fast, lower-cost, X-ray imaging at the point of patient care (Photo courtesy of Adaptix)
Image: A portable, low-dose imaging system delivers fast, lower-cost, X-ray imaging at the point of patient care (Photo courtesy of Adaptix)

Digital Tomosynthesis (DT) using conventional X-ray systems has already proved its clinical potential beyond breast imaging and has been shown to give better diagnostic information than 2D X-ray. For instance, DT helps to better characterize equivocal lesions in planar chest X-ray and can optimize the use of CT resources. However, DT’s limited depth resolution can create difficulties in localizing some structures as well as to artefacts. Additionally, no existing DT systems are mobile and cannot be used for point-of-care diagnostics. They are also too large and expensive to be deployed in primary care or out of a hospital setting. Now, an innovative miniaturized flat panel source (FPS) enables the design of compact, affordable DT systems that would allow more patients timely and easy access to low-dose 3D imaging at the point-of-care.

Adaptix Limited (Oxford, UK) has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for its first medical imaging product - a DT orthopedic imaging system. The portable, low-dose imaging system is capable of delivering fast, lower-cost, X-ray imaging at the point of patient care. Developed specifically to offer 3D X-ray imaging of hands, elbows and feet at a fraction of the radiation dose and per-study price of traditional CT systems, the system provides clinicians with clearer images than 2D X-ray systems, offering benefits such as fewer acquisitions, accelerated patient workflow and better diagnostic accuracy.

The Adaptix system ‘sweeps’ in two dimensions, enabling enhanced ‘z’ resolution relative to conventional DT. Adaptix’s FPS uses a rectangular array of emitters instead of just a line, thus creating the potential for enabling lower-cost, smaller footprint, higher performance DT devices that are compact enough to be employed at the patient’s bedside. The Adaptix technology is designed to enable low-cost systems to allow widespread deployment beyond the hospital, into primary care and ultimately the ambulance and developing world.

“We are delighted to receive the 510(k) clearance which allows this innovative technology, and our first medical product, to be marketed in the world’s largest healthcare market,” said Mark Evans, CEO of Adaptix. “The team are energized by achieving this milestone, and we look forward to delivering enhanced orthopedic DT imaging systems; a dental DT imaging system; and a chest DT imaging system for Intensive Care and Emergency Department use. We see a future where 3D travels to the patient at the point-of-care throughout hospitals, clinics and primary care transforming patient pathways, improving patient experience, and reducing the cost of care delivery.”

Related Links:
Adaptix Limited 


Print article
Radcal

Channels

Ultrasound

view channel
Image: The device creates microbubbles that temporarily disrupt the BBB, permitting the entry of immunotherapy into the brain (Photo courtesy of Northwestern)

Ultrasound Technology Breaks Blood-Brain Barrier for Glioblastoma Treatment

Despite extensive molecular studies, the outlook for patients diagnosed with the aggressive brain cancer known as glioblastoma (GBM) continues to be poor. This is partly due to the blood-brain barrier... Read more

Nuclear Medicine

view channel
Image: 68Ga-NC-BCH whole-body PET imaging rapidly targets an important gastrointestinal cancer biomarker in lesions in GI cancer patients (Photo courtesy of Qi, Guo, et al.; doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.123.267110)

New PET Radiotracer Enables Same-Day Imaging of Key Gastrointestinal Cancer Biomarker

Gastrointestinal cancers rank among the most prevalent cancers worldwide, contributing to over a quarter of all cancer cases and over one-third of cancer-related deaths annually. The initial symptoms of... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

view channel
Image: The denoised image is less noisy and the defect is more detectable and visually clearer with DEMIST (Photo courtesy of Abhinav Jha/WUSTL)

Artificial Intelligence Tool Enhances Usability of Medical Images

Doctors use myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images to evaluate blood flow to the heart muscle. To capture these images, patients are administered a... Read more

Imaging IT

view channel
Image: The new Medical Imaging Suite makes healthcare imaging data more accessible, interoperable and useful (Photo courtesy of Google Cloud)

New Google Cloud Medical Imaging Suite Makes Imaging Healthcare Data More Accessible

Medical imaging is a critical tool used to diagnose patients, and there are billions of medical images scanned globally each year. Imaging data accounts for about 90% of all healthcare data1 and, until... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.