ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoran Technologies® announces that the xCAT IQ™ was installed at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel earlier this month—it was approved by the Israeli Minister of Health and is now in use for cochlear implantation and oral and maxillofacial surgery. "The xCAT helped support five cases on the first day alone," states David Sarment, DDS, MS, Xoran President. "This milestone demonstrates the clear need for intraoperative imaging at this preeminent institution."
"This milestone demonstrates the clear need for intraoperative imaging at this preeminent institution." David Sarment
Xoran's xCAT IQ is a truly mobile cone beam CT system for soft tissue and bone imaging. With high resolution down to 70 microns and an extremely small footprint, the xCAT IQ is uniquely suited to meet the needs of the Hadassah clinicians.
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"Because the xCAT is compact and easy-to-maneuver, we were able to wheel it back and forth from one operating theatre to another, enabling the surgeons to maximize patient access to low-dose intraoperative imaging," says Ronen Eitan, Xoran Europe distributor, Medi-Fisher.
Located in the operating rooms of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower—named after Sarah Wetsman Davidson who started Hadassah's Detroit chapter in the early 1900s, the xCAT IQ was purchased for use by Michal Kaufmann-Yehezkeli, MD, head of the Ear Surgery and Cochlear Transplantation Center at Hadassah University Medical Center and Nardy Casap, DMD, MD, chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.
The first patient was an 18-month-old girl with single-sided lack of hearing. Thanks to the low dose protocol, a pre-surgical CT was obtained during a single general anesthesia, immediately followed by the placement of a cochlear implant. Another otology patient was imaged due to complications caused by a cholesteatoma in the presence of a total middle-ear prosthesis. Other maxillofacial cases included the immediate CT of a complex zygomatic fracture. Fracture reduction and stabilization were confirmed on the CT, and the surgeons were able to confirm anatomical symmetry prior to closing using Xoran's advanced 3D rendering software.
The implementation of xCAT IQ was largely facilitated by the efforts of Prof. Yoram Weiss, MD, Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization.