An innovator and market leader in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), Xoran Technologies has released a new mobile, point-of-care imaging system specifically designed for operating rooms, intensive care units and emergency rooms.
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company – a pioneer in low-dose radiation, CBCT scanners for use in-office and operating rooms – is known in the healthcare industry for providing medical doctors with its market-leading MiniCAT IQ, xCAT and VetCAT scanners to diagnose and treat patients.
The company’s flagship product, MiniCAT, has been installed in more than 750 medical facilities throughout the United States. This year, Xoran Technologies added a new product to its portfolio: xCAT IQ.
“The xCAT IQ is very nimble,” CEO Misha Rakic says. “Additionally, the great image quality, combined with a radiation dose that is one-quarter to one-half of the radiation dose for a similar procedure, makes xCAT IQ an affordable solution. The reason why this product is so exciting for us is that we see it as great opportunity to help in early stroke diagnosis.”
Xoran infoXoran Technologies – which operates with a “making the complex simple” philosophy – has developed a reputation for innovative products and services by leveraging its core competencies in medical imaging and information technologies.
The mobile xCAT IQ is another example of making the complex simple and improving patient care by offering a solution that does not require moving the patient from the ICU, operating room or recovery room.
“There are similar systems out there that are trying to solve the problem of diagnosing patients without moving them from their bed,” Rakic says. “But I believe they are falling short because of their size, weight and cumbersome workflow difficulties in the OR an ICU setting. The xCAT IQ is a truly mobile system that comes directly to the patient, where the patient is being treated.”
In the ICU or emergency room, xCAT IQ can be used for early detection of strokes and brain hemorrhaging after surgery, which is a common post-operative concern. Because of its small size, it can fit into any existing neuro operating room and provide surgeons with a real time update on any changes in the patient’s anatomy. It can also be used to make an early diagnosis for various typical pathologies and fractures.
“It has been our dream since the inception of the company to have such a scanner,” Rakic says. “But only in the last three to four years has the technology reached such levels that this became possible.”
Platform Of The Future
Being an innovator, Xoran Technologies is also interested in emerging technologies in the medical CT imaging community. For example, the company views XoranConnect – its cloud-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS) system for remote viewing and back-up – as a platform of the future.
Xoran 2“It allows us to implement artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that will help provide high-level diagnostic-assist tools in areas where they’re typically not available,” Rakic says.
This means that a high-quality AI diagnosis using CT imaging in rural areas across the United States may be available in the near future in ambulances.
“More than 60 percent of the U.S. does not have accessibility to an adequate stroke center,” Rakic says.
This September, Xoran Technologies plans to release its AI algorithms within XoranConnect using SinusAI. XoranConnect is a repository of millions of sinus scans, providing sinus surgeons with access to real-time AI interpretation, potentially improving patient outcomes.
“Since 2001, we have been making the complex simple,” Rakic declares. “We have always been a technology leader that tries to provide simple and effective solutions for the patient that are easy to use and improve the quality of healthcare.” +