In Office Technology

Xoran MiniCat – in office CAT Scan

We are proud to announce that our CT scanner has been recertified through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC.)

Xoran’s vision is to improve patient care by delivering innovative CT imaging solutions for instant diagnosis at the patients’ point of care.

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What is MiniCAT™?

The Xoran MiniCAT™ is a compact, upright volume computed tomography system designed for high-resolution bone window imaging of the sinuses, temporal bones and skull base. MiniCAT™ provides immediate access to images at the patient’s point-of-care, resulting in a faster diagnosis and treatment.

What Does This Mean For You, The Patient?

You  will enjoy the convenience of immediate imaging, a faster diagnosis, and have the ability to begin any necessary treatment more quickly. MiniCAT™ has a lower radiation dose than conventional (full-body) CT, and affords your patients the comfort of sitting upright in an open design, minimizing claustrophobia. Immediate imaging allows your patient to visualize their anatomy and leads to better compliance with the recommended treatment protocol.

What is the radiation dose for patients?

MiniCAT™ scan protocols range from approximately 1/5th to 1/20th of the radiation dose received compared to a conventional sinus CT. For more detailed information about radiation dose, click Here.

How long does a scan take?

Capabilities include 20- and 10-second scan times depending on the protocol selected.

Computer Navigation for Safe Sinus Surgery

The most significant advancement in the surgical treatment of sinus disease in the last decade has been the advent of Computer Navigation.

We have literally performed 100’s of Safe Sinus Surgeries using the electromagnetic surgical navigation system! Electromagnetic tracking can be compared to a global positioning system (GPS) in a car which allows the driver to see his or her exact location on a virtual roadmap.

In surgical navigation, medical images created by CT imaging systems are used to build an anatomical “roadmap”. As the surgeon’s instruments travel within the patient’s body during a procedure, the system tracks their exact position, which is then displayed on a high definition monitor in the surgical suite.

With the ability to track surgical instrumentation, we can more SAFELY perform delicate nose and sinus procedures without damaging critical surrounding structures.

Come see us for your most difficult sinus problems!