Improving Department Results by Using Single Exposure Dual-energy Subtraction X-ray

A Webinar Held by Dr. Karim S. Karim and Jay Potipcoe

KA Imaging presented a webinar on July 27 to clarify the uses of dual-energy subtraction X-ray and explain the limitations of old techniques. Using dual energy has many clinical benefits as well as operational and financial.

Dr. Karim S. Karim, CTO of KA Imaging, explained how global issues such as lung cancer, pneumothorax, tuberculosis, and pneumonia (including COVID-19) have increased the need for clearer images and more efficient processes in hospitals.

Traditional X-ray and current dual-energy technologies have significant problems that are detailed in this presentation, and previous solutions that fell short. In the 1990’s dual-layer detector technology provided an improvement, but still had poor dose efficiency and poor image quality. In the 2000’s kVp switching had marginally better dose efficiency, but still had motion artifacts contributing to poor quality. In the 2010’s, bone suppression software provided good dose efficiency, but limited views, and could not distinguish from bone and soft tissue. In the 2020’s, a single-exposure dual-energy subtraction X-ray device with triple-layer detector technology has shown excellent dose efficiency with three sensor layers capturing more photons, and excellent image quality with no motion artifacts.

KA Imaging’s Reveal™ 35C provides this solution. With just one exposure, the detector simultaneously delivers DR, bone, and tissue images with no motion artifacts. Not limited to one-use cases, like bone suppression software, it can be used just as a regular chest X-ray, adding new potential use cases like cardiac ones. It is FDA 510(k) cleared and Health Canada approved, with promising initial results shown from clinical trials.

After the webinar, some attendees elected to participate in a survey and 95% of respondents were more than satisfied with the results. Some reported learning “lots,” “a good amount of new information,” and “quite a bit!” In fact, the majority of respondents felt this technology was a “must-have” solution. “I would like to offer it to my clients right NOW,” wrote one respondent.

This presentation is available on-demand and is approved by AHRA for 1.0 Category A AART credit. Learn more about single exposure dual-energy subtraction X-ray solutions now: