iScanTM and other diagnostic systems in comparison
research suggests that it can provide the answer to detecting and
accessing the conditions and status of tissue, through observing its
mechanical behavior. To understand this specialization, let’s look at examples
of current diagnostic technologies and their structural findings:
- MRI results represent body parts and regions
- Ultrasound images suggest shapes and densities
- CT visualizations correspond to interior organs, tissues, spaces
- X-ray findings depict more solid structures
These results are visual
and require the review of a trained radiologist
who produces an interpretation based on judgment, education, and expertise.
Shapes are recognized as body parts and when findings are different compared
with an expected normal appearance, useful information is obtained.
For instance, a torn ligament can be seen on imaging, though the possibility that there
might be pain is an inference, a guess since there is no way to directly measure pain.
A swollen organ can suggest an infection or disease but no measurement is available
to indicate severity.
A picture in itself cannot directly or independently confirm normal status. A structural
image cannot directly establish an abnormal condition such as inflammation or pain,
or indicate the type of tissue involved. Two people can read an image and provide
different interpretations. Further, images have limited adaptability to statistical
analysis or for computerized, digital recognition and reporting. The QRITM
imaging is different: its recognizable image shapes are created by the abnormal
structure’s measured signal components and severity levels.
The iScanTM provides a “reading” - a digital profile or ID.
The experience of being
scanned with it is similar to being scanned with a metal detector or a Geiger counter.
The experience getting detailed information from a scan is similar to the scanning
at the supermarket of a barcode that describes the product, manufacturer, price, etc.
These familiar examples of sensor technologies, though technologically
different, suggest the experience of the iScanTM
Stress Mapping detection and
While valuable in many instances, current systems have limitations:
- missed or inaccurate diagnoses
- inability to convert data to objective, statistical methods
- reliance on choosing the right location to scan
- reliance on the problem source being able to be visualized
- reliance on availability and skill of trained individuals
- lack of practicality for immediate and flexible use
- safety issues due to ionizing radiation and chemical agents
The iScanTM instant indication of abnormal status could streamline the
diagnostic process and speed time to accurate treatment, reducing cost
and improving outcomes.
This acoustic technology is harmless to the body and is well suited to everyday use in
the clinic. It could provide pre-screening to identify appropriate candidates for follow-
up MRI, CT, etc. Its findings could complement their image interpretation.
While still under development, QRITM
results have been noted as
consistent with the location and severity of pain, inflammation, tissue stress and
dysfunction in muscle, fascia, vessels, lymphatics, and nerves in humans and
Structure image: kidney ultrasound
Dysfunction image: back pain signal results with our QRITM Quantified Response Imaging
I went to many doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists for my shoulder problem after a car accident. They kept working on my shoulder and it wouldn’t get better. The iScan™ immediately detected that my gall bladder was in stress. The seatbelt during the accident had compressed the area and the bile wasn’t draining well. Ariel explained this was irritating a nerve and the pain I was feeling in the shoulder was from its referral, not an injury in the shoulder itself. Access TherapyTM relieved all of it and I am back to normal now.
- G. S.