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xCAT IQ Successfully Scans in Neo-Natal Critical Care Unit

El Paso Children’s Hospital Utilizes xCAT IQ in the OR and ICU

“We planned to use Xoran’s xCAT IQ™ for intraoperative CT in pediatric neurosurgical cases to confirm shunt placement and verify surgical completeness in craniotomy. But then, with the xCAT’s mobility and how quickly and easy it is to set-up, we decided to try it in the pediatric neuro intensive care unit, and I couldn’t be more pleased. The scan was fast and the images gave me the exact clinical information I needed to assess prognosis and to plan further treatment. Transporting these tiny infants is something we avoid because it can be perilous, so having xCAT IQ to provide real-time updates right in the neo-natal ICU has proven invaluable. In the future, we would plan to use it for intercranial endoscopies as well as tumor resections.”

— David F. Jimenez MD, FACS, Chair, Department of Neurosciences, Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, El Paso Children’s Hospital and Director, Neurosurgery Department, University Medical Center EL Paso, TX

Xoran’s xCAT IQ imaging was used for a cranial vault—a hybrid neuro and maxillofacial surgery—involving a three-year-old patient. Both soft tissue and bone window CT scans were performed, the OR team gathered around the device to review the scan image and familiarize themselves with the software. Overall, everyone involved was very impressed by the xCAT’s high image quality, low radiation dosage, and ease-of-use of the device.

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