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BURBANK, Calif., April 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Imaging3(tm), Inc., (OTCBB:IMGG) today provided additional details of its breakthrough medical imaging technology which produces real-time three dimensional images of nearly any part of the human body. The company's technology is a quantum leap beyond the current three-dimensional imaging applications on the market today, and it is ushering in a radical shift in imaging's role in medical care.
Building on advances coming out of the video gaming sector, Imaging3's Dominion(r) product is pushing the speed at which the medical community embraces three-d visualization. By providing real-time three-dimensional medical imaging, Imaging3's Dominion will re-define the way patients are treated.
Current 3D images are created by utilizing images generated by CT (computerized tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technologies. CT is an x-ray based technology which scans the body in "slices" -- like a loaf of bread -- and then uses expensive computer workstations and software programs to reassemble the individual "slices", creating three-dimensional images. MRI uses powerful magnetic fields to oscillate the body's cells and then read their respective frequency response. These frequency responses are then reassembled by software running on computer workstations which are in turn displayed in three-dimensional format on a computer screen for viewing by the medical team.
While accurate, both CT and MRI take many minutes -- up to 20 or 30 minutes -- to be usable by the patient's medical care providers. This is a distinct disadvantage in an emergency medical trauma situation.
Ushering in a strategic shift in the role of imaging -- from diagnosis to intervention
Imaging3's technology, based on low-dose fluoroscopy, is able to deliver detailed 3D imaging instantaneously to the medical team, thereby allowing it to be used to direct surgical and other medical procedures in real time. This ability to provide three-dimensional images in real time is the powerful differentiation between Imaging3's technology and other devices because it creates a fundamental shift in the role of imaging in the medical community. Imaging3's ability to provide three-dimensions in real time shifts the role of medical imaging from diagnosis to intervention.