Imaging3, Inc. (IMGG.OB), a medical device manufacturer and distributor, has developed a breakthrough technology that utilizes high-resolution photo-fluoroscopy to produce three-dimensional medical diagnostic images. With its ability to produce real-time 3D images, Dominion™ can be used to improve any medical procedure where multiple frame references are required to perform surgery in the human body.
The Dominion’s patented technology can be applied to a multitude of medical areas including trauma, cardiology, pediatrics, orthopedics, vascular, neuro-vascular, and sports medicine. The real-time 3D images will allow surgeons to plan for less invasive and more precise procedures, which will reduce a patient’s risk and recovery time. In addition to 3D real-time fluoroscopic imaging, the Dominion can also emulate other imaging technology, like a CT scan. Along with its high-resolution imaging capabilities, the Dominion is a mobile unit that is powered by a standard wall outlet and will fit through a standard-sized door frame.
Currently, there are no other devices on the market, other than ultrasound, that provide real-time 3D medical imaging. Ultrasound is a tomographic low-resolution imaging modality, while the Dominion™ produces a high-resolution imaging modality that can show the position of reflecting surfaces (internal organs and structures), as well as images of tissues and blood motion. The Dominion™ represents the next-generation tool that will join diagnostic imaging departments, which started out with the X-ray 100 years ago and added tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) about 20 years ago.
A study by the Freedonia Group found that the U.S. medical imaging market is expected to be around $9.5 billion by the end of 2008. With an aging population and advances in non-invasive imaging technology, the demand for patient procedures requiring diagnostic imaging will continue to increase. The Dominion™ and its 3D images should continue to be in demand for years to come.
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