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Deep Breeze Ltd. Launches Unique Non-Invasive, Radiation-Free Pulmonary Imaging System in the U.S.
Date:10/22/2007

CHICAGO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep Breeze Ltd., the leader in Vibration response imaging (VRI(TM)) technology, today announced that its VRIxp(TM) lung imaging system will now be available in the US. The VRIxp(TM) is a pulmonary imaging system that allows healthcare providers to see and monitor lung sounds without exposing the patient to radiation or an invasive procedure. The Company announced the phased U.S. launch at The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST 2007) annual meeting taking place from October 20-25. The system is on display at booth #710.

The non-invasive and radiation-free lung imaging system records lung sounds from sensors applied to a patient's back. The system then uses an algorithm to convert these data into images. Changes in tissue composition and airflow affect the vibration of sounds within the lung, which is reflected on the image of the VRIxp(TM) system. This information on the patient's lung condition enables the physician to manage and monitor central airway problems.

The preoperative physiologic assessment of a patient being considered for surgical resection of lung cancer is important and should be considered due to the immediate preoperative risks from co-morbid cardiopulmonary disease, the long-term risks of pulmonary disability, and the threat to survival due to inadequately treated lung cancer. Current methods involve lung function tests together with ventilation and perfusion (V/Q) scans which include radiation and are expensive and cumbersome.

"Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the USA and the world and surgery remains the best treatment option for patients with this condition. Predictions of postoperative lung function are crucial to maximize the number of patients that can benefit from surgery and identify patients with such poor respiratory reserve that lung resection would result in an unacceptable quality of life. These preoperative evaluations currently require radionuclide
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