News | December 16, 2007

Imaging3 Inc. Creates Safer Alternative to Standard CT Scan

December 17, 2007 - According to Imaging3 Inc., its new Dominion Volumetric Imaging Scanner or DVIS, utilizes between 100 to 1,000 times less radiation than a standard CT scan.

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2006 said about 62 million CT scans were administered in the U.S. compared to the 3 million scans in 1980. The study also said as many as 2 percent of all cancers in the U.S. may be due to radiation from CT scans.

CT scans are popular within the medical community because they offer a quick, painless way to visualize 3D pictures in a two-dimensional plane, but as the researchers concluded, CT scans are being offered too readily to patients with little concern for the problems of radiation. In response to the growing concern over the dosage of radiation emitted from CT scans, companies such as Imaging3 have utilized the latest fluoroscopy technology to emit a much reduced dosage of radiation. The company claims its equipment also produces a more accurate image, because the reading is three-dimensional and constructed in real time.

The company said CT exposes patients to more than 3,000 mrem, which is close to what survivors or Hiroshima were exposed to roughly one mile away from the atomic bomb. Imaging3 says its device uses high-speed photo fluoroscopy, which uses roughly between 100 to 1,000 times less radiation to perform the same 3D imagery as well as CT slice data. The device is currently awaiting FDA approval.

The Dominion Volumetric Imaging Scanner’s, production prototype was recently introduced at the RSNA, Radiological Society of North America, scientific exhibit held in Chicago.

For more information: www.imaging3.com

Related Content

X-ray performed on a GE Optima 646 DR system. The FDA has updated its radiology reporting forms on its website.
News | Business | July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017 — The U.S.
Kubtec Launches New Website For Digital Imaging and Irradiation Products
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 20, 2017
Kubtec announced the launch a new website focused on the applications of digital X-ray imaging and irradiation for...
Agfa HealthCare Previews New DR 800 Imaging System at AHRA 2017
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017 — Agfa HealthCare will display the new DR 800 Multi-Purpose Digital Imaging System with MUSICA for dyna
Canon and Virtual Imaging Inc. Showcase Newest DR Technologies at AHRA 2017
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 07, 2017
July 7, 2017 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Virtual Imaging Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A.
Fujifilm Showcases Digital Radiography, Mammography Innovations at AHRA 2017
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 06, 2017
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will present its comprehensive portfolio of digital radiography (DR) and...
RaySafe Introduces Pro-Slit Camera for Accurate Focal Spot Measurement
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 27, 2017
Unfors RaySafe recently introduced the RaySafe Pro-Slit Phantom and the RaySafe Pro-Stand.
Carestream Showing New Mobile X-ray System With Carbon Nanotube Technology at AHRA
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 — Carestream Health will show the DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile...
Image Diagnostics Unveils Uni Diagnost UD1 at American Urology Association Meeting
Technology | Interventional Radiology | May 24, 2017
Image Diagnostics Inc. (IDI) recently unveiled the Uni Diagnost, the first integrated multipurpose imaging table, light...
Kubtec Announces Partnership with Vizient Inc.
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 05, 2017
May 5, 2017 — Kubtec announced that its contract to be a supplier to Vizient Inc. is now active.
Carestream Introduces SmartGrid Software to Reduce Effects of Scatter Radiation
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 04, 2017
Carestream Health recently introduced SmartGrid software that can reduce the damaging effects of scatter radiation in a...
Overlay Init