New Diagnostic Technology
Vibration Response Imaging: Non-Invasive Diagnosis
Vibration Response Imaging is a new non-invasive pulmonary imaging technology designed to help clinicians diagnose, assess, and treat various respiratory conditions, and may prove to be one of the biggest medical breakthroughs since the development of the ultrasound.
VRI is designed to capture dynamic images which are not currently available using any other lung imaging system. The technology registers vibration response energy generated by air flow inside the tissue of the lungs to create a real-time structural and functional image of the respiration process. It uses passive vibration energy that is naturally created within the body’s organs to produce a dynamic image of the organ. It is real time, and non-invasive and free from radiation. This technology has the potential to be applied to virtually every organ of the body.
Reports from Europe are promising
From Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2010 May;37(5):1185-90. Epub 2010 Feb. A total of 58 subjects with lung cancer underwent evaluation by VRI prior to lung resection surgery and to evaluate postoperative lung function after surgery, and concluded VRI was high accurate, non-invasive and simple to use.
Deep Breeze Ltd
Vibration Response Imaging, patented as Deep Breeze Ltd., was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Or-Akiva, Israel. The American launch of Deep Breeze Ltd.’s VRIxp(TM) lung imaging system, for aiding in diagnosis and monitoring in the emergency department was recently announced at the American College of Emergency Physicians’ annual meeting from September 28, 2010 to October 1, 2010.