More than 73.4 million diagnostic lung procedures are performed every year in the United States alone, including in patients with; asthma, COPD, acute lower respiratory tract infections, pulmonary tuberculosis, lung cancer and cystic fibrosis.
XV Technology takes a unique approach to imaging lung function. Using existing hospital imaging systems, X-ray images are taken simultaneously, from different acquisition angles. Using image-processing methods adapted from aerospace engineering, the motion of the lung tissue is measured. From motion, ventilation is calculated at each stage of the breath and at every location within the lung. The ventilation measurements are then visualized as a colored heat-map to identify ventilation deficits.