Savannah-based medical startup Micro C is streamlining the 60-year-old imaging process with its dynamic handheld X-ray and digital camera. Aimed at surgeons working on extremities — think hand, foot, ankle — Micro C increases accuracy, clarity and most importantly, speed. The handheld X-ray takes imaging time from minutes to seconds, reducing the patient’s OR time, saving money and decreasing anesthesia risk.

 

The man behind the design is Dr. Gregory Kolovich, an orthopedic hand and micro-surgeon, who saw the issues behind the traditional imaging process while performing hand surgery at Harvard. A typical C arm, the current instrument being used, doesn’t give the doctor as much flexibility to capture the injury and it’s double the price of Micro C. The C arm was developed in 1955, it’s time for an upgrade.

 

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