University and it is FDA,TGA and now WAND
approved for sale in New Zealand.
of the brain, is simple to use and provides
results in 3-5 minutes.
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THE WORLD'S FIRST PORTABLE HANDHELD BRAIN SCANNER
The MEDSCAN detects intracranial bleeding of the brain, is simple to use and provides results in 3-5 minutes. Invented by US Military and Philadelphia University and it is FDA, TGA and now WAND approved for sale in New Zealand.
MEDSCAN, Inc. is a medical device company that focuses on developing, commercializing, and distributing our portable brain scanner for head injury and stroke assessment based on near infrared (NIR) technology. The MEDSCAN enables clinicians to detect effectively, conveniently, and accurately intracranial bleeding in patients with head trauma.
Intracranial hematomas are an important treatable cause of secondary brain injury in patients with head trauma. Recent statistics from Iraq shows that 30% of all wounded in action have head injuries; of them 40% have brain hematomas. Dr. Britton Chance (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Claudia Robertson (Baylor College of Medicine) invented a NIR system for detection of brain Hematomas and tested it successfully in 305 patients in Baylor Read More
What’s Being Said About MEDSCAN?
Dr. Baruch Ben Dor and MEDSCAN named Technology Innovator Start-Up of the year at the 2014 Voltage Awards.
The Voltage Awards program celebrates technology innovators and implementers — champions of the role technology plays in the business community and drivers of the technology sector. The finalists and winners are recognized for their creative vision, strong leadership and innovative solutions. This year’s finalists and winners were profiled in the May/June issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on May 29, 2014 at the Ballroom at the Ben, where the winners were announced live.
Near Infrared (NIR) Technology in MEDSCAN
The basic method for intracranial hematomas detection with NIR spectroscopy is based on the differential light absorption associated with the injured versus the non-injured parts of brain.
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The MEDSCAN compares the left and right sides of the brain in four different areas. The NIRS sensor is placed successively in the left and right frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital areas of the head and the absorbance of light at selected wavelengths is recorded.
Patient measurement is completed within 2-3 minutes
Detects hematomas greater than 3.5 cc in volume
Detects hematomas up to 2.5 cm deep from the surface of the brain (or 3.5 cm from the skin surface)
Accuracy: In patients with Epidural, Subdural and Intracerebral hematomas: Sensitivity = 88% / Specificity = 90.7%*
* C. Robertson, E. Zager, R. Narayan, N. Handly, A. Sharma, D. Hanley, H. Garza, E. Maloney-Wilensky, J. Plaum, and C. Koenig, “Clinical Evaluation of a Portable Near-Infrared Device for Detection of Traumatic Intracranial Hematomas,” Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 27, pp. 1597-1604, 2010.