Xoran Technologies in Ann Arbor Has Advanced CT System Installed at Israeli Hospital

The xCAT IQ in action at the Hadassah University Medical Center. // Courtesy of Xoran Technologies
The xCAT IQ in action at the Hadassah University Medical Center. // Courtesy of Xoran Technologies

Ann Arbor’s Xoran Technologies, a manufacturer of low-dose radiation, cone beam CT systems, announced its xCAT IQ machine was installed at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem following approval by the Israeli Minister of Health.

Located in the operating rooms of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower — named after Sarah Wetsman Davidson who started Hadassah’s Detroit chapter in the early 1900s — the xCAT IQ was purchased for use by Dr. Michal Kaufmann-Yehezkeli, head of the ear surgery and cochlear transplantation center and Dr. Nardy Casap, chairman of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Hebrew University – Hadassah faculty of dental medicine.

“The xCAT helped support five cases on the first day alone,” says Dr. David Sarment, president of Xoran. “This milestone demonstrates the clear need for intraoperative imaging at this preeminent institution.”

Xoran’s xCAT IQ is a mobile cone beam CT system for soft tissue and bone imaging. With high resolution down to 70 microns and an extremely small footprint, the xCAT IQ is suited to meet the needs of the Hadassah clinicians.

The first patient was an 18-month-old girl with single-sided lack of hearing. The devices low dose protocol allowed a pre-surgical CT to be obtained during a single general anesthesia, immediately followed by the placement of a cochlear implant.

Another otology patient was imaged due to complications caused by a cholesteatoma in the presence of a total middle-ear prosthesis. Other maxillofacial cases included the immediate CT of a complex zygomatic fracture. Fracture reduction and stabilization were confirmed on the CT, and the surgeons were able to confirm anatomical symmetry prior to closing using Xoran’s advanced 3D rendering software.

The implementation of xCAT IQ was largely facilitated by the efforts of Dr.Yoram Weiss, director general of the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Since the establishment of Hadassah’s first hospital on Jerusalem’s Neviim Street (Street of the Prophets) — a gift of the Rothschild family in 1918 — the Hadassah University Medical Center has expanded to include two University hospitals in Jerusalem – located on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem.

The flagship of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, the two hospitals have 1,000 beds, 31 operating theaters, nine specially oriented intensive care units, and five schools of allied medical professions, owned and operated in collaboration with the Hebrew University.

Hadassah’s extensive network of satellite services provides community health care programs, specialized outpatient clinics and services in several city neighborhoods and nearby towns, as well as consultation clinics in the center of Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv.