The radiation exposure while taking x-rays has long been a major concern in hospitals. Many physicians feel frustrated with the traditional imaging system, especially in the case of the pediatric population.
OXOS Medical is a company founded by Dr Greg Kolovich, a Harvard-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, and Evan M. Ruff, an entrepreneur with experience in building technical products. OXOS has introduced Micro C: the world’s first handheld medical imaging system that brings radiography right to the point of care. It may even lead to mobile medical imaging in future.
A major breakthrough for the company has been the recent clearance by the FDA for the use of Micro C in children. The device was already FDA cleared for use in adults in January 2021, but the additional clearance for use in pediatrics came later this June.
The handheld digital x-ray device meets the FDA recommendation on low radiation usage for radiographs in the paediatric population. The new device exposes the patients to the lowest possible dose of radiation without compromising the quality for accurate diagnosis. Micro C is designed to be used in clinical and surgical settings and is capable of capturing radiographic images from shoulders to fingers and knees to toes.
It is safer, faster, and smaller than the conventional radiographic systems and even produces sharp, crisp images for accurate diagnosis. A unique feature is its vast contrast with the traditional imaging system; Micro C is only 1.1 feet tall, whereas the traditional C Arm for x-rays is 7.2 feet tall. The new device is lighter, weighing only 7 pounds compared with the 875 pounds weight of the traditional machines. The image quality is also better with Micro C producing 258 px/in in comparison to 110 px/in with the C arm. Each Micro C device is also connected to the cloud and physicians can access images on demand with instant access to information anywhere, anytime.