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Hand-Held Radiology Solution Targets Urgent Care

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 08 Nov 2021
An innovative miniature x-ray system advances safe and accurate radiology at the point of care (POC) in facilities without a radiology suite.

The OXOS Medical (OXOS; Atlanta, GA, USA) Micro C is a handheld dynamic digital radiography (DDR) X-ray system that offers a faster, safer, and smarter alternative to conventional x-ray during imaging of distal extremities. It is part of a complete turnkey system that incorporates equipment, cloud-based software, and diagnostic radiology reporting, which is inclusive of all billing, integration, and study routing. The combined solution can provide radiology services at the POC, without the need for legacy hardware and IT requirements.

Image: An X-ray scan of the wrist using the Micro C (Photo courtesy of OXOS Medical)
Image: An X-ray scan of the wrist using the Micro C (Photo courtesy of OXOS Medical)

The Micro C DDR incorporates a still, video, and infrared (IR) camera to capture high resolution x-ray images and video of any anatomy, from the shoulder to the fingers and the knee to the toes. Micro C can be used in both clinical and surgical settings, providing an output of 60 kV AT, with typical X-ray captures requiring 7.2 µGy. As the Micro C has an extremely small scatter area--falling off to 0.01 µGy at one meter per single shot exposure--it does not require a lead-lined room, and providers are well protected as exposure within the zone of occupancy is below 0.03 µGy per exposure.

OXOS has partnered with Emergent Connect (Lakeland, TX, USA), who will provide the cloud-based radiology software and diagnostic radiology reporting, inclusive of all billing, integration, and study routing. The combined solution thus solves many challenges that both patients and urgent care facilities face. Patients will no longer need to leave the facility for an x-ray at another location, will have instant access to accredited radiologists, and will be able to receive fast image diagnosis and study reports.

“The untethered design of the Micro C allows providers to reduce dose in ways that are simply not possible with other solutions. Existing machines often expose pediatric patients to 10 times the dose of the Micro C,” said Evan Ruff, CEO of OXOS. “It’s like a ‘radiology department in a box’ for facilities that want to offer x-ray diagnostics, but do not have the radiologist staff or equipment.”

Upper extremity areas that can be x-rayed include the antebrachial (forearm), antecubital (inner elbow), brachial (upper arm), carpal (wrist), cubital (elbow), manual (hand), palmar (palm), and digital (fingers) zones. Lower extremity areas include the femoral (thigh), crural (shin, front of lower leg), sural (calf, back of lower leg), patellar (front of knee), popliteal (back of knee), tarsal (ankle), pedal (foot), plantar (arch of foot), and again digital (toes) zones.

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