Imaging3, a medical device company out of Burbank, California, has received FDA approval to begin distributing the Dominion Vi Scanner to evaluate its effectiveness in the clinical environment. The system, a high-resolution photo-fluoroscopy device that produces three-dimensional medical diagnostic images reconstructions in real- time, is touted by the company as a safer alternative to CT scanning because of its lower radiation doses.
From the company page about the purpose of the device:
A diagnostic medical imaging device built with Imaging3 Technology can perform several functions and can replace or supplement a number of exiting devices, resulting in considerable cost savings for hospitals and healthcare centers. These functions include:
Perform real time, 3D medical imaging Emulate a CT scanner (at a fraction of the capital cost) Perform standard fluoroscopy Cross over to other modalities such as mammography and digital radiography
The Company’s management believes that this multi-function capability will be especially attractive in foreign markets, where the cost of a CT scanner is beyond the means of most hospitals and healthcare centers.
Press release: Imaging3 Receives FDA Approval to Distribute the Dominion Vi Scanner Under FDA (IDE) Regulations
Product page: Dominion Technology