Radiology and surgery

Radiology: Real-time Assessment of biopsies

Biopsies of internal organs (lung, liver, kidney, prostate, gastrointestinal system) are complex, expensive and have up to 30% failure rate. The consequence is recalling the patient and repeating the procedure, which increases the risksfor the patient and the costs for the institutions.

Today, with the development of personalized medicine, biopsies must contain enough live tumor cells so that all the appropriate tests and diagnosis (genetic profile) can be done. The requirement for more tissue to analyse, in conjunction with minimally invasive surgery, which aims to excise less tissue, is a more stringent requirement than before, when only a few cancerous cells where needed.

Our Technology allows real-time decision making on taking another biopsy or not.

Radiologists and urologists see the LLTech system as the tool to ensure that the biopsy is adequate before the patient leaves.

The LLTech system demonstrates very good performance in cancer detection:

– 100% detection of kidney tumors (30 samples).

 -100% sensitivity, 96% specificity for prostate tumors with Gleason score 6 and above (220 biopsies).

(peer-reviewed published studies – see “Publications” tab)

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Surgery: Real-time Cancer Detection

The current unpopular intra-operative frozen section technique creates bottlenecks in the surgery workflow: it is long 40-60 minutes per cycle and expensive with a surgical room cost of $60 to $ 100 per minute in USA.

Moreover, for complex surgeries where clear margins are difficult to confirm and for breast tissue, where frozen sections are not effective, reports from the pathology lab can take five days to two weeks, requiring additional surgery – up to 30 percent of the time.

Our Technology allows real-time decision making on continuing or stopping the surgery

In that context, the potential benefits of using the LLTech systems are:

  • Utilize Operating Room more efficiently
    • Shorten duration of surgery
    • Avoid repeat surgeries
    • Serve more patients
  • Improve patient experience

The first target applications are Urology (prostate) and Gynecology (ovarian Cyst) surgery.

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