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Medical Applications

VEC Imaging provides a wide array of medical applications

A wide array of medical systems

VEC Imaging is a components/systems provider. Our integrated system, includes the MBX Nanotube, electronic control system, high voltage generator, cables and connectors. These components can be used in a variety of applications.

VEC Imaging Nanotube based X-ray Tube technology is superior

  • Blurring effects could be avoided due to the removal of mechanical rotating parts
  • Installation in mobile stroke units is possible
  • Transportation of intensive care patients to radiology could be avoided
  • Access to tomography in image guided surgery could be provided
  • Dose exposure could be reduced and dose management could be improved due to pulsed operation mode and individually adjustable X-ray projection time to the patients needs
  • Scan time could be accelerated and more scans at the same time could be performed
  • Cost for maintenance and service could be lowered due to using a modular design

Static Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Our new NT-2518c is a Nano sphere tube with 25 X-ray sources and multiple X-ray beams used for 3D mammography. Compared with the traditional 3D mammography, the scanning could be completed by stimulating each Nanotube based field emission emitter at different positions in order to emit X-ray beams at different angles, without the rotation of the gantry in traditional breast tomosynthesis system.

Value Proposition of Static Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Anticipated Benefits 

Economic Benefits

  • NT Based X-ray Tube technology with no moving parts for reducing operating/maintenance costs -> reducing total cost of ownership.
  • 100 % Predictive Maintenance for reducing unexpected downtime.
Health Benefits

Clinical Benefits

  • Earlier detection of small cancers.
  • Increase detection rate of micro-calcifications.
  • Possible reduction of radiation dose for patients.
  • Faster scan time -> Improving patient comfort.
  • Improving sensitivity, specificity and reducing screening recall rates.

Effectiveness and Efficiency Improvement in Health Care

  • Reduction of the false-positive and false-negative rate.
  • Improving radiation dose management.
  • Improving modulation transfer function (MTF) and spatial resolution.
  • Improving artifact spread function (ASF) -> in-depth resolution of the deeper tissue.
Innovation

Technological Innovation

  • No image blurring due to system vibration and gantry rotation.
  • First platform for high energy phase contrast Tomosynthesis.
  • Dynamic X-ray dose management including X-ray dose modulation per projection and scan.
  • ROI and VOI through stereotactic imaging.

Portable Head and Extremity CT Scanners

For patients, indicative to a stroke or other severe, acute cerebral injuries, time is brain.  A fast and precise diagnosis (commonly) based on CT scans is essential for the choice of an appropriate therapy and key to an optimal recovery. To speed up the clinical workflow, CT scanners are supposed to be portable and flexible.

Value Proposition of Portable Head and Extremity CT Scanners

Anticipated Benefits

Economic Benefits

  • Low-cost CT Imaging system with superior performance.
  • Light, Compact and Portable system. Shareable between patient rooms when appropriate.
  • Clinical personnel cost savings.
  • Ability to load and carry in ambulances and other medical transportation vehicles.
Health Benefits

Clinical Benefits

  • Shareable system for closer proximity to patients in ambulances, ER, ICU and hospitals.
  • Less need for patient transport, complications could be decreased for the high-risk patients and less danger of unplanned extubating, hypoxia or increased intracranial pressure.
  • Realtime intraoperative scanning / guided surgery. New Tube technology + retractable slim gantry maximizing Patient Access Space for surgeon, anesthesist, etc.
  • Improving operating room workflow.

Effectiveness and Efficiency Improvement in Health Care

  • Axial translation movement, lightweight gantry is the only moving part.
  • System on casters for easy transportation in and out of room or from room to room.
  • Offering fast, high quality intraoperative imaging capabilities.
Innovation

Technological Innovation

  • Nanotube Multibeam X-ray Tube.
  • X-ray Flux Modulation.
  • Retractable Gantry for the best possible access to the patient during Head/Brain-Surgery.

Portable Full Body CT Scanner

Our Nanotube technology allows us to design and build Full Body Static CT Scanners without a rotating gantry, optimized image resolution, tailored radiation dosage and efficient scanning rates.

Value Proposition of Portable Full Body CT Scanner

Anticipated Benefits

Economic Benefits

  • Full body CT without rotation gantry –> reducing operating/maintenance costs –> reducing total cost of ownership.
  • 100 % predictive maintenance for reduced downtimes.
  • Clinical personnel cost savings.
  • Compact and light weight system made possible by the simple design and elimination of a rotating gantry.
  • Easily deployable to various patient protocols.
Health Benefits

Clinical Benefits

  • High resolution full CT with no image blurring due to the static system design.
  • Highly mobile system could be moved to intensive care patients instead of transporting patients to a radiology room.
  • Pulse durations could be individually adjusted based on the patient’s needs, possible improvement of dose management and lower radiation doses.
  • Fast scans could reduce imaging time and improve patient comfort.

Effectiveness and Efficiency Improvement in Health Care

  • Static CT with enhanced resolution.
  • Improving radiation dose management and possible reduction of radiation dose for patients.
  • More scans could be performed in a fixed time interval to provide new perspectives.
  • Less need for patient transport.
Innovation

Technological Innovation

  • Static full body CT without rotation gantry.
  • No image blurring due to system vibration and gantry rotation.
  • Simplified system design could significantly reduce weight and power consumption.
  • Dynamic X-ray dose management control including X-ray dose modulation per projection and scan.
Portable Full-Body CT Scanner with Static Gantry
Portable Full-Body CT Scanner with Static Gantry

Hybrid C-Arm Scanners

Our Nanotube Technology allow us to design and build full body C-arm scanners without a rotating gantry, affordable, light weight and compact. Our C-Arm scanners would be AI featured with multi functional device which elevate the patient experience.

Value Proposition of Hybrid C-Arms Scanners

Anticipated Benefits

Economic Benefits

  • Compatible with existing C-Arm Scanners with enhanced Tomosynthesis capabilities.
  • 100 % Predictive Maintenance for reduced downtime.
Health Benefits

Clinical Benefits

  • High resolution 3D TOMO images with no image blurring. All X-ray sources remain static, there is no C-Arm movement during 3D TOMO imaging.
  • Surgeons could get new perspectives, with 3D TOMO images in image guided surgery.
  • Expected multi functionality including flouroscopy for real-time 2D guidance, 3D tomosynthesis for fast 3D imaging, and full 3D cone-beam CT.

Effectiveness and Efficiency Improvement in Health Care

  • Improving radiation dose management and possible reduction of radiation dose for patients.
  • Improving modulation transfer function (MTF), spatial Resolution.
  • Improving artifact spread function (ASF) –> in-depth resolution of the deeper tissue.
Innovation

Technological Innovation

  • 3D TOMO imaging capability in C-Arm system.
  • Static TOMO system with no image blurring due to system vibration and gantry rotation.
  • High energy phase contrast TOMO-Synthesis possible.
  • Dynamic X-ray dose management including X-ray dose modulation per projection and scan.
  • ROI and VOI through stereotactic imaging possible.