Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Mobile CAT Scan

PostedJanuary 22, 2006

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Randy Atkins:  CAT scans look inside your body using highly detailed 3-D X-ray images.  They can provide life-saving information, but require a huge machine that makes the technology inconvenient in emergencies.
Bernard Gordon:  It's used less than it needs to be used.

Randy Atkins:  Bernard Gordon is CEO of NeuroLogica.  They've engineered a new compact version, specifically for imaging heads and necks in emergency rooms, surgical suites, even ambulances.

Bernard Gordon:  A CAT scanner that gives very high quality images at low dose and is quite small and relatively inexpensive—a wireless, self-powered machine…

Randy Atkins: …that Gordon says can even send pictures from ambulance to hospital.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.