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NextRay, Inc

NextRay's technology has the potential to change how mammography and CT scans are done. Results from our prototype were presented at RSNA.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2007
  • Employees 4

Company Summary

NextRay is developing a medical imaging technology called Diffraction Enhanced Imaging (“DEI”), which produces superior images while exposing the patient to less than 1% of the radiation dosage. Our prototype has successfully demonstrated that DEI can generate low-dose, high quality images in clinically relevant imaging times. We presented an abstract at RSNA on November 30th 2011 titled “Second Generation Diffraction Enhanced Imaging Prototype"

Team

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    Etta Driscoll Pisano
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    She is Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine, and Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has worked for over 20 years on developing and evaluating new devices for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and how these technologies affect patients and the health care system. She was named one of "20 Most Influential People" in radiology by Diagnostic Imaging in 2002 and one o

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    Zhong Zhiong
    Dr

    Dr. Zhong is currently a tenured physicist and manager for Beamline X17B1, a beamline specializing in high-energy x-ray diffraction at the Brookhaven National Laboratories National Synchroton Light Source (“NSLS”). Dr. Zhong is widely recognized for his major and creative contributions to the design and implementation of novel x-ray optics and he is a co-inventor of NextRay’s DEI technology. Dr. Zhong received a B.S. in physics from Beijing Un

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    Dean Connor
    Dr.

    Dr. Connor, Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina will serve as a full-time employee of the company on the engineering team that will build its products. He is a physicist who was on the team that built the prototype conventional x-ray source diffraction imaging device. Dr. Connor holds a PhD in physics from NC State. is Assistant Professor of Radiology at MUSC. He is a physicist who was on the team that b

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    Christopher Parham
    Dr.

    Dr. Parham's PhD thesis, entitled “System Parameters and Performance Specifications for the Application of Diffraction Enhanced Imaging and Multiple Image Radiography to Breast Imaging” served as the foundation for NextRay’s first patent application. He is currently a resident in radiology at the University of North Carolina . Dr. Parham holds an MD and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UNC Chapel Hill.

Advisors

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    Wyrick Robbins
    Lawyer
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Previous Investors

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    Eagle Green
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    Idea Fund
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