Entries by Fernanda Fraga

Radiation doses in our lives (infographic)

What do you know about radiation? Sometimes, you can’t avoid it. Radiation is present in our lives in different doses and situations. In medical imaging, risks and benefits must be weighed.

References:

1. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

2. RadiologyInfo.org 

3. Radiation Dosimetry

4. Maurino, S. L., Ghanbarzadeh, S., Ghaffari, S., Zhang, T., Cunningham, I., & Karim, K. S. (2018, June). Evaluation of A Novel Stacked Triple-Layer Flat-Panel X-Ray Detector for Dual-Energy and Digital Radiography Imaging. In Medical Physics (Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. E137-E137). Wiley.

5. Maurino, S. L., Badano, A., Cunningham, I. A., & Karim, K. S. (2016, March). Theoretical and Monte Carlo optimization of a stacked three-layer flat-panel x-ray imager for applications in multi-spectral diagnostic medical imaging. In Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging (Vol. 9783, p. 97833Z). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

6. MD360

 

Learn more about Reveal™ 35C.

inCiTe Photo Friday: Lightweight aggregate concrete

Lightweight aggregate concrete has several applications, such as heat insulation on roofs, screeds and thickening for general purposes, among others. It is prepared by using low density aggregate like clay, slate and volcanic pumice. In order to provide a good bond, it should have a minimum or large external voids, as well as a large […]

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KA Imaging’s Portable Dual-energy X-ray Receives Canadian Medical Device Licence from Health Canada

Canadian market comprises more than 1,000 hospitals. The number of medical and diagnostic laboratories (which include X-ray) surpasses 3,000.   Waterloo, Ontario – A Canadian Medical Device Licence was issued September 24 by Health Canada for Reveal 35C™, created by KA Imaging – a University of Waterloo spin-off company. Reveal is a portable dual-energy X-ray […]

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Dual-Energy X-Ray And Thoracic Tomograms Are Tested In Canadian Trial On Covid-19 Pneumonia

600 patients are expected to be recruited in the next six months. Study also includes development of an artificial intelligence model WATERLOO, Ontario– Two novel technologies developed in Canada have begun testing this week at the Toronto-based Princess Margaret Cancer Centre  at University Health Network (UHN)). KA Imaging, a University of Waterloo spin-off company, has […]

Reveal Clinical Cases Video Series

Welcome to the Reveal Clinical Cases video series. You will learn more about some of the possible medical applications of our portable single exposure dual-energy X-ray detector.  KA Imaging would like to acknowledge the support of the staff at Grand River Hospital. Introduction Case 1: Discover hidden masses in a PA chest X-ray Case 2: Discover […]

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FDA Clears KA Imaging’s Portable Dual-energy X-Ray Detector

With the 510(k) clearance, practitioners can leverage dual-energy at the bedside for the first time WATERLOO, Ontario– KA Imaging’s portable dual-energy X-ray detector have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Reveal™ enables bone and soft-tissue differentiation without motion artifacts in a single X-ray exposure. In other words, with one shot, the […]

150 days of remote work

We have already passed 150 days of remote work and will continue until further notice. Our team has done an incredible job, being productive even in these uncertain times. Health is our top priority. If you can, stay home! We are in this together. A very special thank you to the team members who brought […]

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KA Imaging’s X-ray Detector Allows Dual Energy to be Taken to the Bedside

WATERLOO, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)- For the first time, practitioners will be able to leverage dual-energy X-ray technology in a portable system. Canadian manufacturer KA Imaging is getting ready to launch Reveal, the world’s first dual-energy X-ray detector that can be taken to the bedside. “Due to infectious nature of COVID-19, bringing patients into a fixed radiology room can sometimes be risky,” explains Amol Karnick, President and CEO of KA Imaging. “Current dual-energy systems are all fixed and Reveal overcomes the limitation of a fixed room by providing a world first portable dual energy solution. Reveal provides radiologists with an unobstructed view of the lungs by removing the bones in an X-ray image,” he continues.

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KA Imaging to participate in the 2020 DESY e-workshops on X-ray Powder Diffraction and Biomedical Imaging

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a Research Centre of the Helmholz-Association, is promoting virtual Workshops on Powder Diffraction and  Biological & Medical Imaging. The events will be between June 22 – June 25. KA Imaging is part of both programmes: X-ray Powder Diffraction at DESY  Talk 7: Micron Scale Pixel Hybrid Detector for Hard X-rays Speaker: Prof. Dr. Karim S. Karim, […]

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Reveal: Frequently Asked Questions

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Reveal 35C: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Technology Overview

What is dual-energy subtraction (DES) X-ray, the different types of technology to obtain DES, limitations and advantages. 

Real Cases

Learn more about different clinical applications.

Clinical Trials

1. What is dual-energy X-ray?

Professor Karim S Karim explains dual-energy X-ray and how it improves visualization of tissue and bones.

2. Why is KA Imaging’s dual-energy X-ray technology better?

Dual-energy X-ray has been around for 30 years. However, the old dual-energy technology has some flaws that cannot be ignored: motion artifacts are relatively common, and the technology is not portable. Reveal, on the other hand, is motion artifact free and portable. Learn more in this short video.

3. Has Reveal been tested in a clinical environment?

Our president and CEO Amol Karnick presents the first clinical trial from KA Imaging.

4. What is DQE?

Our president and CEO Amol Karnick explains the importance of DQE – Detective Quantum Efficiency.

5. What does retrofittable mean?

Do you have to invest in a full new system to get dual-energy x-ray? Short answer is… NO! A retrofittable detector can upgrade your regular X-ray system.

6. Dual energy in a single exposure… how is it possible?

This looks like the one million dollar question. How did we do it? It’s an amazing engineering feat.