Imaging Workflow

Easy. Fast. Reliable.

The Xiralite procedure allows a user-friendly imaging display with a high level of patient comfort:

  • Free of radiation
  • Fear- and stress free
  • No exam preparation needed
  • Short examination time (max. 10 minutes)
  • Fast results
  • High reliability


Positioning the hands

The patient sits down in front of the Xiralite system, the chair is adjusted to the correct height. The hands are placed on the preformed hand rest, while the elbows a supported by an integrated arm rest. Thus, a relaxed imaging position is secured for the duration of the exam. It is important to really seat yourself comfortably, so the entire exam is as agreeable as possible. You can directly follow the entire exam on the monitor.

Application of ICG

Preceding the exam, a small indwelling canula will be placed into one of your forearm veins. This is to administer the fluorescence dye ICG. The preformed handrest is moved into the system with your hands on it, the exam starts. Ten seconds later, the dye is injected and circulates in the blood stream. It takes a short while until it can be seen in the images. During six minutes, one image is recorded every second, overall 360 frames. These images (we also call this an image stack) show the distribution of the dye in all the small and tiny vessels called microcirculation. After six minutes, the exam is already finished and the hands can be moved out of the system. Now the computer calculates the images and your physician can evaluate the exam.

Image registration

During the exam, one image is recorded every second. Thus, the distribution of the dye in the microcirculation of the hands can be visualized in real time. Different diseases of the hands or fingers lead to different effects on the microcirculation. The blood flow can be either increased or diminished, or small vascular shunts have developed. Also sometimes the body has modified the inner wall of the small vessels in order to allow certain cell types to better exit into the tissue. All these changes to the microcirculation can be imaged with the dynamic Xiralite imaging exam and provide the physician with relevant information. Your treating physician will review the entire exam and use the available information for his decision making.

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