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Rivanna, a medical imaging solution developer, has received an order from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health’s Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) office, for the design and services (HHS) the development of a computerized 3D fracture detection and diagnosis product called Accuro XV.
Under the agreement, HHS / ASPR / BARDA will provide $ 11.6 million over a 24-month period with options for additional funding to support further development of up to $ 65 million.
The overall goal of the project is to develop a market-ready, clinically proven and FDA-approved Accuro XV product for rapid, radiation-free fracture detection and to support triage in emergency medicine; a critical medical countermeasure to ensure timely triage to reduce morbidity and mortality in mass blast trauma for which no on-site limb fracture equipment is currently available.
Accuro XV is a wearable medical system built on technologies that underpin Rivanna’s patent portfolio, including BoneEnhance Multi-Frequency Image Reconstruction, which optimizes ultrasound for visualization of bone and soft tissue anatomy. This image reconstruction technology is supported by Multi-Probe Multi Angle BoneVision, an automated image recording technology that is based on a number of new three-dimensional, ultrasound-based bone imaging technologies and that increases the angular image sensitivity towards bone surfaces. BoneVision provides precisely captured bony anatomical structures in a large field of view and demonstrated performance in detecting small fractures with high sensitivity and specificity.
By automating both image acquisition and image interpretation, Accuro XV also supports just-in-time training. The ease of use enabled by automation aims to reduce user dependency and optimize the success of clinical evaluations for use in hospitals and emergency rooms (ER).
Will Mauldin, Dr away from the current state of X-ray overexploitation to a radiation-free, bedside triage standard of care. “