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FDA OKs world's first portable, full body CT scanner

by Olga Deshchenko, DOTmed News Reporter | March 30, 2011
Neurologica's BodyTom
Neurologica Corp. said Wednesday it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its BodyTom, a pioneering portable, full body multi-slice CT scanner.

The scanner has an 85-centimeter gantry and a 60-centimeter field of view. Similar to a portable chest X-ray system, the BodyTom can be moved from room to room and used in a variety of settings, including intensive care units, emergency departments and operating rooms, according to the company.

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"Our goal with the BodyTom is to deliver high quality CT imaging in a completely portable package that is capable of scanning an entire patient's body," Dr. Colin McDonald, chief medical officer of NeuroLogica, said in prepared remarks.

The Danvers, Mass.-based company also manufactures the CereTom, a small bore, 8-slice portable CT scanner for brain perfusion and brain angiography.

The BodyTom is commercially available this year, the company said.

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