LessRay®

LessRay is an image enhancement platform designed to take low-quality, low-dose images and improve them to look like conventional full-dose images.

Clinical Benefits

Designed to Reduce Radiation

X-ray or fluoroscopic radiation has been identified as a potential cause for a host of medical problems. LessRay offers the physician and hospital system the opportunity to use significantly reduced radiation imaging in the O.R.1

With LessRay all O.R. personnel: the physician, scrub nurse, circulator, and the anesthesiologist, benefit from reduction in radiation emission associated with taking low-dose flouroscopic images.

Designed to Reduce Radiation

Optimal O.R. efficiency

Optimal communication between the physician and technologist

Patient Exposure

The repetitive exposure to x-rays during adolescence has been shown to double the risk of breast cancer in women.2

High-dose or cumulative fluoroscopic x-ray radiation can cause DNA damage, hair loss, burns, and necrosis potentially causing need for skin grafting.3

Surgeon Exposure

Physicians can exceed their lifetime occupational radiation limit within the first decade of their career.4

Nearly half of all fluoroscopic orthopedic procedures expose the physician to enough radiation to increase the risk of thyroid cancer.5

Surgeon Stories

Hear from Dr. Vincent and Dr. Isaacs and see how LessRay is helping change the operating room.

1. Wang TY, Farber H, Perkins SS, et al. Internally randomized control trial of radiation exposure using ultra-low radiation imaging versus traditional c-arm fluoroscopy for patients undergoing single-level minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Spine 2017;424):217-223
2. Hoffman DA, Lonstein JE, Morin MM, Visscher W, Harris BSH, Boice JD. Breast Cancer in Women With Scoliosis Exposed to Multiple Diagnostic X Rays. J Natl Cancer Inst 1989;81:1307–1312.
3. Balter S, Hopewell JW, Miller DL, Wagner LK, Zelefsky, MJ. Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional Procedures: A Review of Radiation Effects on Patients' Skin and Hair. Radiology 2010;254:2.
4. Ul Haque M, Shufflebarger HL, O'Brien M, Macagno A. Radiation exposure during pedicle screw placement in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: is fluoroscopy safe?. Spine 2006;1;31(21):2516-20.
5. Devalia KL, Peter VK, Madanur MA, Braithwaite IJ. Acta Orthop. Exposure of the thyroid to radiation during routine orthopaedic procedures. Belg 2006;72, 615-620.