FDA Approves AiRTouch Portable X-Ray, Could Be Potentially Used For COVID-19 Diagnosis

AiRTouch Portable X-Ray
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Aspenstate, a Plano, Texas-based medical technology company, announced that it has received FDA clearance for its portable X-ray system, AiRTouch. The lightweight X-ray system could be particularly useful for quickly obtaining chest X-rays of COVID-19 patients.

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The AiRTouch device offers a unique list of capabilities in the battle against COVID-19. It’s lightweight (5.5 lbs), handheld design and high-performance battery allows screening centers to process high volumes of patients quickly, reports BusinessWire.

Unlike other portable x-ray systems, AiRTouch can acquire images directly to the device and wirelessly transmit to PACS via the built-in workstation. As a result, the device’s portability has been beneficial for drive-through screening centers in South Korea.

“Our clients have noticed a dramatic increase in capacity and the ability to move patients through quickly and efficiently. They find that the device is very simple to use, and the integrated software and portable features allow them to work outside of the limitations of traditional x-ray solutions,” said David Lee, Vice President and COO of Aspenstate.

A portable X-ray machine
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AiRTouch was developed by Aspenstate parent company, Livermoretech Korea. This revolutionary device comes equipped with an all-in-one PC that loads the customer’s acquisition software. The high-performance battery charges within two hours and can capture up to 300 exposures on a single charge. The built-in PC also allows for remote diagnostics and service, which maximizes the uptime of the equipment and negates costly and timely service calls. Other applications for this device include imaging for urgent care, ambulances, sports medicine, extremities, dental, veterinary and equine purposes.

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Aspenstate is a Texas-based Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) providing complete imaging solutions for x-ray distributors and custom-designed, private-labeled solutions for OEMs across the Americas. Founded in 2015, Aspenstate has become one of the fastest-growing Medical Imaging companies with offices in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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