“Breaking Boundaries” to Help Veterans through Innovation


KA Imaging Pitches Reveal™ 35C Technology

KA Imaging is eager to pitch their solution for previous X-ray technology shortfalls on August 26, after being selected to take part in the Breaking Boundaries Collaboration Challenge. This online competition will provide the opportunity for selected winners to work with both public and private sectors and advance healthcare resources provided to U.S. Veterans.

For KA Imaging, this would mean bringing Reveal™ 35C, the world’s first portable dual-energy X-ray detector, to emergency departments in order to help diagnose pneumonia, including COVID-19. The need for better imaging and faster more accurate diagnoses has increased greatly during these pandemic times. KA Imaging wants to help, learn, and bring innovative X-ray everywhere.

Reveal 35C chest imaging can be used in different applications. Dual-energy technology is clinically proven to aid the diagnosis of lung cancer1pneumothorax2, and cardiac disease3The dual energy technology improves accuracy of X-ray4, leading to the early detection of disease and injury, helping patients, and providing more efficient healthcare.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is described as the largest integrated health care system in the Unites States, with health care facilities and medical centers, programs, services, and much more, all to support millions of people who served in the military.

The VHA Innovation Ecosystem (IE), in partnership with the Founder Institute and Innovators Network (iNET), launched the Breaking Boundaries Challenge as part of a series of events leading up to the VHA Innovation Experience (iEX) on October 27 and 28, 2021.  



  1. 1. Oda, Seitaro, Kazuo Awai, Yoshinori Funama, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yumi Yanaga, Koichi Kawanaka, Takeshi Nakaura et al. “Detection of small pulmonary nodules on chest radiographs: efficacy of dual-energy subtraction technique using flat-panel detector chest radiography.” Clinical radiology 65, no. 8 (2010): 609-615. 

  1. 2. Martini, Katarina, Marco Baessler, Stephen Baumueller and Thomas Frauenfelder. “Diagnostic accuracy and added value of dual-energy subtraction radiography compared to standard conventional radiography using computed tomography as standard of reference.” PloS one 12, 3 (2019): e0174285 

  1. 3. Song, Yingnan, Hao Wu Di Wen, Bo Zhu. Philipp Graner, Leslie Ciancibello, Haran Rajeswaran et al. “Detection of coronary calcifications with dual energy chest X-rays: clinical evaluation.” The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (2020): 1-8. 

  1. 4. Li, Feng, Roger Engelmann, Lorenzo L. Pesce, Kunio Doi, Charles E. Metz, and Heber MacMahon. “Small lung cancers: improved detection by use of bone suppression imaging-comparison with dual-energy subtraction chest radiography.” Radiology 261, no. 3 (2011): 937-949.