Applications

Applications

  • Trauma Center
  • Orthopedic
  • Pain Management
  • Vascular
  • Non-vascular

Trauma Center

The DVIS would increase the speed and accuracy of diagnosis in a trauma environment where seconds matter. Having the ability to view images of the patient in Continuous 3D Scan mode could be the difference in providing the correct diagnosis and could mean the difference between life and death.

Orthopedic

The DVIS would provide 3D images of bones and soft tissue to help diagnose and repair difficult fractures and sprains. An orthopedic surgeon could utilize the Imaging3 Technology for alignment purposes as in hip and fracture pinning, saving time without having to reposition the patient or imaging device.

Pain Management

The DVIS would provide a Continuous 3D Scan view of the spine to assist physicians in guiding needle placement for nerve blocks and discograms. The ability to see multiple angles simultaneously improves a physician's accuracy and throughput is increased.

Vascular

The DVIS Continuous 3D Scan view would provide a 3D view of injection dye. A physician could then diagnose vascular disease more accurately and rapidly than today's conventional approaches. By viewing around denser areas of anatomy and bone, a physician would be better able to determine diagnosis in a single injection. 3D imaging in Continuous 3D Scan mode would greatly aid in the positioning of stents and catheters, as well as allow for the viewing of leakage

Medical Technology Applications

Imaging3 Technology has extraordinary market potential in an almost unlimited number of medical applications. This ability to use this technology for multiple modalities dramatically increases the return on investment.

Computer Guided & Robotic Surgery

Imaging3 Technology would provide a 3D image in real time with the addition of the P.A.I.L.S., Patient Anatomy Identification & Location Software, software the Physician could now have control of the image information and relate this information to any form of guided surgical technique to the patient. This would save a great deal of time, money and equipment used to interface with existing equipment as well as equipment being developed in the future.

Cardiology

Imaging3 Continuous 3D Scan Technology could provide a view of a heart as it is beating and pumping blood.

Computer Guided & Robotic Surgery

By adding Patient Anatomy Identification & Location Software (PAILS) to Imaging3 Technology, the Physician could then have control of the image information and relate this information to any form of guided surgical technique to the patient. This feature would save a great deal of time, money and equipment used to interface with existing equipment as well as equipment being developed in the future.

Sports Medicine

Imaging3 Technology would provide a Continuous 3D Scan view to Sports Medicine Practitioners whose patients range from Soccer Moms to Sports Celebrities. Giving these Physicians information in 3D increased diagnostic accuracy as well as increasing throughput and quality of patient care.

Pediatrics

Imaging3 Single 3D SafeScan technology would provide a 3D image with a dose lower than standard fluoroscopy. The benefits of being able to diagnose children quickly and with a lower dose would be very attractive to any facility.

Urology

Imaging3 Technology would provide a 3D image of the cervical space and associated organs, better enabling the Physicians to perform delicate diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Food Harvesting

Research scientists in Wroclaw Poland have asked to use the DVIS to pinpoint the location of pests in crops. The DVIS acts as a GPS system for local space. Histogram filters might be used to highlight and identify precise locations of insects in food.

Leaves hide lemons.
DVIS is lowered around tree.
Lemons become clearly visible.

Food Processing

Imaging3 has been approached by a company in Australia which slaughters 3,000 head of cattle per day. The outfit were interested to use the DVIS to instantly quantify the amount of meat, fat, bone in a cow on an assembly line. The V in DVIS stands for volumetric for materials which do not completely attenuate xrays.
In Continuous 3D Scan mode corn is exposed to equivalent of several days of sunlight radiation roughly every few seconds. In this time the vegetable can be disassembled from the bottom by robotics end effectors guided by the DVIS.
Head of corn is lowered into the DVIS.
Filters focus only on the husk and leaves.
Filters focus only on the husk and fur.
Filters focus only on the kernels.
Filters focus on the cob. SafeSlice is used so that human audience can see the cob. The machine vision system that guides the end effectors does not need SafeSlice. It does its job while seeing an object from the inside and the outside simultaneously.
The cob can be rotated manipulated and viewed from different angles concurrently. All the while the position and form of the corn (husk, kernels, cob intact) lowered into the DVIS remains unaltered.
In Continuous 3D Scan mode an apple is examined for surface and internal punctures. Internal hole size can be precisely measured by applying a slice tangential to the surface at the location of the penetration. This application needs to run fast enough to process 12 fruit per second.
Home Depot drills are used to make holes in apple.
Big holes.
Small holes.
Apple is mounted with the help of a tie wrap.
Big holes are highligthed on the surface.
Three smallest holes on the surface and tie wrap are highligthed.
Good close-up view of 5/64 inch diameter penetration on the surface. It looks not unlike a crater on the surface of a planet in a JPL/NASA image.
Three smallest holes can be seen on the surface.
Three smallest holes can be seen on the surface and inside.
Three smallest holes path can be followed deep inside the apple as the slice shifts.

Food Preparation

Imaging3 has used chickens in boxes from the local KFC outlet and oranges as well as avocados with pits from the local Ralphs market as subjects of demo images. Ideas were kicked around the Burbank skunk works to use the DVIS to guide robotics end effectors to cut and manipulate food articles during preparation.

3D Copier

Single 3D SafeScan images of objects that are made of appropriate material which does not completely attenuate xrays can be sent to a 3D printer to be reproduced.