For medical professionals fighting the coronavirus pandemic, rapid diagnosis is key to driving better patient outcomes.
X-ray is one of the support tools in this battle.
VolumeRAD™ Digital Tomosynthesis1 brings 3-dimensional imaging into your radiography room, helping you resolve inconclusive x-rays with minimal added radiation.
Obtain multiple cross-section images of the anatomy in a single sweep at a low dose.
Achieve superior lung nodule detection sensitivity compared to conventional chest X-ray2.
VolumeRAD™ digital tomosynthesis could be complemented by Dual Energy Subtraction1 to aid in visualization of lung conditions associated with the pathology.
In the imaging workflow for managing COVID-19 Response
Mobile X-ray equipment may be used as an important triaging tool, especially in a resource-constrained environment3 for triage of suspected COVID‑19 patients who represent a high pre-test probability of disease.
Being portable, the mobile X-ray equipment is easy to set up, to move around from the patient to the bedside. Furthermore, it is very easy to disinfect for the next patient (one disinfectant is sufficient to clean the whole system).
Useful guidelines provided by the scientific community confirm the effectiveness of using a mobile X-ray system. In this perspective, The American college of Radiology recommends considering portable chest X-rays4 to avoid bringing patients to radiography rooms. The British Society of Thoracic Imaging has also unveiled a Radiology decision tool5 for suspected COVID-19 cases.
Educational and scientific content
Webinar: Clinical Implications of Digital Chest Tomosynthesis
VolumeRAD Digital Tomosynthesis and Dual Energy Subtraction are available on the Discovery 656HD and the Optima 646HD fixed X-ray systems.
No clinical evidence has been established supporting the following claims in patients with active lung or pleural disease that could obscure pulmonary nodules, including fibrosis, emphysema, compressed lung, scarring, severe lung disease, and in patients with objects in or around the lungs that could obscure pulmonary nodules. The effectiveness of the device may vary depending on nodule prevalence and type.