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KA Imaging's Reveal Mobi Pro gets Canadian medical device license from Health Canada

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | May 17, 2024 Business Affairs
WATERLOO, May 15 2024 – A Canadian Medical Device Licence was issued by Health Canada for Reveal Mobi Pro, KA Imaging Premium Dual-Energy Mobile System. This product is a collaboration with Del Medical, Inc.

The Reveal Mobi Pro integrates KA Imaging’s Reveal™ 35C detector with SpectralDR® technology into a complete mobile X-ray solution. Reveal’s ability to simultaneously acquire conventional and dual-energy images with a single exposure at the bedside improves hospital and patient outcomes and protects revenue by reducing outflows.

The Reveal 35C detector mimics the workflow, dose, and techniques of state-of-the-art mobile DR X-ray. With the Reveal Mobi Pro, it is offered in a fully integrated mobile system.

Reports estimate that more than 34 million X-rays are performed every year in Canada, mostly – around 40% – for chest imaging. “The chest area seems to continue to be one of the leading use cases for X-ray. And this is one of the areas that the SpectralDR® technology available in the Reveal detector can add more value,” explained Amol Karnick, President and CEO of KA Imaging.

“If you want to see true impact of our technology, bring it to the ICU,” said CTO Dr. Karim S. Karim. In ICU patients, X-rays are commonly used to check for conditions like pneumonia or pneumothorax, or to rule out other potentially serious pulmonary issues along with verifying the tips of catheters or endotracheal tubes.

Imaging in the ICU can be challenging because of reduced patient mobility, the need for imaging outside regular operating hours, and the need for quick imaging turnaround for bedside decision making.

Generally limited on tissue differentiation, portable chest radiography can be ineffective at accurately spotting complex pulmonary issues and sometimes to even localize the tips of lines and tubes. Other modalities like CT are not portable, bring increased radiation exposure, in addition to risks associated with intra-hospital patient transportation. Furthermore, reimbursement for ICU patients is capitated so an unnecessary CT scan increases cost of care and the financial burden for hospitals.

“Our radiographic spectral images separate materials such as water (i.e., soft tissue, lung lesions etc.) and calcium (i.e. bones, retained foreign objects, in dwelling devices or other calcifications) and are higher contrast thus, easier to read for a variety of clinicians including intensivists, residents and radiologists”, said Karim. “Agile decision making is critical in this context. The ability to get increased diagnostic information from a procedure as simple as a chest X-ray in the intensive care unit can simultaneously ease the burden on ICU staff, intensivists, and radiologists,” continued Karnick.

About KA Imaging
A spin-off from the University of Waterloo, KA Imaging specializes in developing innovative X-ray imaging technologies and systems, providing solutions to the medical, veterinary, and non-destructive test industrial markets.

About Del Medical, Inc
Del Medical, Inc is a leading source of innovative radiographic products, with 90 years in medical imaging. We are primarily engaged in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance digital and analog medical imaging systems, sold and serviced globally by factory trained and authorized medical equipment sales and service professionals. Our extensive product portfolio of radiographic components, systems and accessories is designed to support hospitals, imaging centers and clinics by tailoring systems to accommodate each facility’s specific requirements and budget. Del Medical, Inc’s products are manufactured, pre-staged and tested in our Bloomingdale, IL and Harrison, NY facilities.

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