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What is MiniCAT™?

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

Users enjoy a fully featured software suite complete with protocols for imaging both the sinuses and temporal bones. Image output has never been easier with various file formats such as DICOM, as well as presets to choose from. MiniCAT IQ offers options to set-up complete custom image output and print templates. Our software is also compatible with major PACS and IGS systems.

Weighing in at only 450 lbs., MiniCAT IQ easily fits in a typical 6 ft. x 9 ft. climate-controlled exam room. Installation is fast and easy, often taking only three days. This ensures seamless integration with your practice so you can begin scanning immediately.

MiniCAT IQ's refined classic white hardware looks great in offices. In addition, MiniCAT IQ is available in accent colors to work with your office decor. Select from elegant white and gold patterns to vibrant blue and green.

Accreditation Support

With over 250 IAC CT accredited MiniCAT practices in ENT and Allergy, Xoran has developed a seamless accreditation program supported by the industry’s leading experts.

Nearly 75% of all IAC Accredited facilities under the Sinus and Temporal Bone application are Xoran MiniCAT customers.

We offer several events and services to our MiniCAT customers to facilitate the completion of the IAC CT accreditation application.

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For the Patient

  • Single visit diagnosis
  • Less time off work or school
  • Patient-friendly, open design
  • Lower radiation dose

For the Physician

  • Same-day diagnosis
  • Superior image quality
  • Scan and reconstruct in under a minute
  • IGS-compatibility

For the Practice

  • Optimized workflow
  • Support balloon sinuplasty
  • Improves patient retention
  • Increases patient referrals
 

Testimonials

  • "It absolutely helps us. For one thing, it often differentiates whether a problem lies in the sinuses or elsewhere. If somewhere else, we can often spare our patients having to take a round of expensive antibiotics."

    - Dr. John E. Butler | ENT Specialists, Salt Lake City, UT

  • "It’s more efficient. Patients get in and out faster, they get the results of their scan more quickly, our doctors can make decisions almost instantaneously, and patients begin treatment and get well much sooner. The MiniCAT has led to a better experience for both our doctors and their patients."

    - Edward Sabino | Director of Sleep Diagnostics and Radiology, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, NY

  • "Our patients love it. It saves them a whole lot of time when they’d otherwise be running back and forth to the hospital."

    - Kimberly Paine | Vice President of Clinic and Surgery Center, Mountain State ENT Facial Plastic Surgery, Beckley, WV

  • "We love our MiniCAT. It allows us to give such wonderful patient care."

    - Ann Bowers | RN, CCRC, Practice Administrator, Family Allergy and Asthma Care, Flower Mound, TX

  • "The patients enjoy the convenience of the scan being done in the office. The positioning of the patient is easier on the patients with limited mobility."

    - Dr. Charles H. Mann | Mann Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, Cary, NC

  • "The MiniCAT has certainly improved our office from several standpoints. Number one, it has improved office flow because we have patients that travel in from long distances. Those patients don’t have to return for multiple visits, which obviously saves time. The MiniCAT also saves physician time because we don’t have to make callbacks to these patients. It has also helped us from a financial standpoint. It has helped us to improve our cash flow because we’re able to bill for these CT scans and that’s obviously an important factor in today’s declining reimbursement environment."

    - Dr. Lawrence McBride | ENT Associates of Southern Indiana, Bloomington, IN

  • "Having the MiniCAT in our practice has streamlined decision making with less patient downtime between diagnosis and treatment."

    - Jeff Wallace | D.O., Meadowview ENT Specialists, Kingsport, TN

  • "We decided to purchase a MiniCAT to provide better patient care and convenience, along with our own practice’s convenience. We were spending hours tracking down the 40 some films we sent to our local hospitals each month. We were going to have to preauthorize each of these films, so it was not efficient to do the hospitals’ and radiologists’ work and track down the scans while our patients had to wait days for clinical decisions. Now we do the entire process within minutes in most cases using the same criteria and indications as before, with patients going home on appropriate therapy that same day."

    - Dr. Joseph T. Inglefield, III | Hickory Allergy & Asthma Clinic, Hickory, NC

  • "It is an absolutely wonderful facilitory tool for our practice."

    - Dr. Daniel Suez | Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic, PA, Irving, TX

  • "We perform IGS several times a month, and it is more convenient for the patient to have the CT done here in the office. It is added security to have the CT in our hands, and be sure it will make it to surgery."

    - Timera Garcia | Practice Manager, Advanced ENT Specialists, Milwaukee, WI

  • "Occasionally, I decide not to operate on patients I would’ve operated on in the past due to the finer image slices the MiniCAT™ gives us. The finer cuts make a difference in what we’re seeing. In terms of being more selective in my surgical patients, it’s been helpful."

    - Dr. Jerry W. Sonkens | ENT Specialists, Salt Lake City, UT

  • "Thanks for the great service. We love the machine."

    - Dr. William R. Blythe | East Alabama ENT, Opelika, AL

  • "We are having great results with the CT scanner. Patients love it because it saves them both time and money."

    - Karen Garner | Office Manager, Central Carolina Ear, Nose and Throat, Sanford, NC

  • "Xoran provided all of the technical knowledge, the physicist relationship, the policies, etc. throughout our accreditation process."

    - Jolene Eicher | CEO, Advanced ENT and Allergy, Louisville, KY

  • "I have a really busy schedule so it would have been very inconvenient for me to have to reschedule another appointment in another office and then have a whole new set of doctors to talk to. With the MiniCAT, I had the same doctor throughout the entire process which was finished in five minutes or less. The doctor immediately knew what was wrong with me after the scan was completed. As a patient, I appreciate the quickness of finding out what’s wrong with me."

    - Patient | ENT Associates of Southern Indiana, Bloomington, IN

  • "The service I receive from tech support is always outstanding. Your technicians are not only competent and knowledgeable, but they are friendly and willing to help. Everyone is excellent and I really appreciate all of the assistance I receive whenever I have to call Xoran, for whatever reason."

    - Katie Kreider | Practice Administrator, ENT Associates of South Washington, Olympia, WA

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FAQ

What size room do I need for the MiniCAT IQ scanner?

What size room do I need for the MiniCAT IQ scanner?

We recommend that you use MiniCAT IQ in a room that is at least 6' x 9' or larger. This size will give you and your patients a little more elbow room, and may minimize or even eliminate the amount of radiation shielding needed. Weighting in at only 450 lbs., MiniCAT IQ installation is quick and efficient, without the need for additional floor reinforcement or room modification.

Do I need to install lead shielding in the scanning room?

Do I need to install lead shielding in the scanning room?

The MiniCAT IQ scanner emits very low radiation, and most facilities require minimal shielding to comply with State regulations. Any required shielding is typically included with your purchase. Xoran works with certified medical physicists to ensure that your scanner is safe for patients and staff, and meets all the requirements of your State's radiation protection agency.

Who can perform scans with the MiniCAT IQ scanner?

Who can perform scans with the MiniCAT IQ scanner?

MiniCAT IQ was designed to be easy to use enabling physicians and imaging technicians to be trained in order to operate the scanner. Specific state laws govern who may operate CT scanners. Your Xoran Sales Manager will help you determine who may operate the MiniCAT scanner in your state.

What is the radiation dose for patients?

What is the radiation dose for patients?

MiniCAT IQ scan protocols range from approximately 1/5th to 1/20th of the radiation dose received compared to a conventional sinus CT.

How long does a scan take?

How long does a scan take?

The acquisition time ranges from 10-20 seconds, and the reconstruction time is less than 30 seconds.