Smarter. Sharper. Simpler.
All in your Clinic. All in your control.
Do you want to perform Balloon Sinuplasty and navigation-assisted procedures in your clinic? It all starts with MiniCAT IQ.
When deciding which point-of-care CT is best, trust your ENT colleagues. Xoran is the pioneer and market leader in ENT CT since 2001.
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.
For the Patient
Single visit diagnosis
Less time off work or school
Patient-friendly, open design
Lower radiation dose
For the Physician
Superior image quality
Scan and reconstruct in under a minute
For the Practice
Support balloon sinuplasty
Improves patient retention
Increases patient referrals
Automated patient-specific protocol selection
Xoran’s ACE Mode Protocol is an automatic radiation exposure control feature
ACE Mode helps doctors reduce radiation dose by suggesting a protocol based on patient-specific data
Available on MiniCAT IQ
Easy-to-use—ACE Mode appears as an additional option in the drop-down menu of available MiniCAT patient scan protocols
Doctors make the final decision as to which protocol best fits the patient’s needs
Lower radiation is better
While Computed Tomography (CT) scans are often necessary for diagnosis, all CT systems use X-rays, which expose patients to ionizing radiation. Xoran understands the importance of keeping radiation dose low. In designing its CT systems, Xoran follows the ALARA principle- “As Low As Reasonably Achievable”-which means that Xoran minimizes radiation as much as possible without compromising image quality
ACE Mode helps to lower radiation dose
MiniCAT’s effective radiation dose has always been a fraction of full-sized CT scanners. Now Xoran’s “ACE Mode” (Automatic Control of Exposure) may further help lower radiation by automatically recommending a scan protocol with a dose based on patient-specific data, in conformance with NEMA XR-29
ACE Mode uses patient-specific data
Xoran’s innovative ACE Mode evaluates patient radiodensity, factors in patient age, and generates a recommended protocol of Small, Medium, or Large.
Doctors decide the protocol
Physicians and health care providers are the decision makers when it comes to which protocol will be used for each patient. They may choose to use the ACE Mode recommended protocol or may “override” the ACE Mode protocol and simply choose a protocol based on the patient’s clinical needs
"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
"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
"It is an absolutely wonderful facilitory tool for our practice."
- Dr. Daniel Suez | Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic, PA, Irving, TX
"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
"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
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. Weighing 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?
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?
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?
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?
The acquisition time ranges from 10-20 seconds, and the reconstruction time is less than 30 seconds.
Xoran is the innovator and market leader in point-of-care CT since 2001.
Xoran is driven to provide advanced technology
Xoran is driven to provide advanced technology that supports better patient outcomes while lowering costs within any global healthcare system. We pride ourselves in delivering world-class customer service and view all our customers as partners in the cause for enhancing the lives of the patients we serve. Thank you for touring our website. Please contact us if you have any questions.Schedule A Demo Contact Us White Papers