NANO-X IMAGING LTD (NASDAQ: NNOX) successfully demonstrated its Nanox.ARC next-generation x-ray prototype at the 2020 annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), one of the most important professional conferences in the world of radiology, blowing radiologists away with the quality of the X-rays as well as the performance and compactness of the Nanox.ARC.
Since the conference was online, the demonstration was held at the Nanox’s headquarters in Neve Ilan. The live demonstration featured a range of 2D and 3D imaging procedures using its groundbreaking digital X-ray tube in a unique multi-source array structure.
A replay of the live demonstration is available on the Nanox’s website, www.nanox.vision, on the Opening page or going to Link to the Nanox.ARC demonstration for the RSNA https://youtu.be/UZETn3Cajio .
During the presentation that can be seen on Nanox’s website, two radiologists who participated in the demonstration, Dr. Noga Shabshin of Sheba Hospital, and a member of the company’s advisory committee, Dr. Michael Hughes of Florida, examined the quality of the scan compared to scans made using traditional X-ray machines and conducted a discussion of the findings. They commented on both the speed and accuracy of the images taken, especially when examining a 3D image of a chest X-ray. The pair said that the greater number of tubes — the Nanox.Arc has six independent X-ray tubes which can be used at different amplitudes — could make spotting small lesions and tumors easier.
These tubes are the source of Nanox’s innovation; 10-centimeter cylinders that use silicon micromachined electron emitters fit into a “cold cathode” technology. Six of these tubes sit inside the ring, while a mechanical bed draws patients through it, enabling the machine to scan their whole body. Nanox says that the system could offer skeletal X-rays, as well as computerized tomography (CT) scans, at the same time. After a minute of processing, the data is used to create a scrollable 3D model of a person’s body, allowing professionals to see both the soft tissue and skeleton.
The first scan during the demonstration was of Poliakine’s palm. It was a symbolic choice, since the first Xray scan ever performed was by William Röntgen in 1895, which ultimately became iconic, was of the palm of his wife, Anna. In the two scans, by Anna Röntgen and by Ran Poliakine, the wedding rings can be seen clearly.
After 2020 RSNA, Deep Knowledge Analytics Pharma Division named Nanox as one of five High-Impact Health-Tech companies to watch in 2021-2022!
Ran Poliakine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nanox, stated: “We are pleased to have now demonstrated a working prototype of our next generation digital x-ray technology, the Nanox.ARC, in a range of medical imaging procedures that produced unique clinical value. We believe the Nanox.ARC has the potential to significantly expand the market by providing access to the roughly two-thirds of the world’s population who currently do not have access to medical imaging. If successful, we believe this can revolutionize preventive healthcare through early detection of serious and costly medical conditions. To date, we have signed agreements for the deployment of more than 5,100 Nanox.ARC units through our service providers in numerous countries, and, pending local regulatory approvals and customer acceptance, we believe we can begin deployments as early as mid-year 2021.”
Nanox, founded by the serial entrepreneur Ran Poliakine, is an Israeli corporation that is developing a commercial-grade digital X-ray source designed to be used in real-world medical imaging applications. Ran Poliakine founded Powermat, the company that pioneered wireless charging. Nanox believes that its novel technology could significantly reduce the costs of medical imaging systems and plans to seek collaborations with world-leading healthcare organizations and companies to provide affordable, early detection imaging service for all. For more information, visit www.nanox.vision.
Itzhak Maayan, Nanox Imaging IR at nanox.vision
Source: GLOBE NEWSWIRE Dec 3, 2020
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