Podiatry Today – Can Multispectral Imaging Aid in Wound Care and Limb Salvage?

I have been using a new multispectral infrared camera, the SnapshotNIR (Kent Imaging), for a few weeks now. My patients and I have been wowed by the images but I have been impressed more by the relevant clinical information I have available to me instantly while treating my wound care patients.

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Kent Imaging Welcomes Clinical Leader, Dr. Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD as Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Landsman’s exceptional background as the Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School will further Kent’s medical device applications.

CALGARY, Nov. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – Kent Imaging Inc., a leading innovator in multispectral oxygenation imaging, today announced that Dr. Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Landsman will serve the team with his clinical background and guide the medical uses of Kent’s technology.

“Kent’s leading edge technology provides physicians and surgeons value based tissue oxygen saturation levels which are key to improved decision making while reducing costs in wound care and surgical healing,” said Dr. Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, Chief of Division of Podiatric Surgery at the Cambridge Health Alliance (Harvard Medical School). “I have had the opportunity to clinically study and research the benefits of Kent’s device. Seeing the value and understanding the practical need for Kent’s technology in the clinic, I was eager to join the team behind it.”

“I am pleased to have Dr. Landsman, a proven leader with extensive research and clinical expertise, join our team at Kent,” said Pierre Lemire, CEO of Kent Imaging. “This is an exciting time for Kent Imaging as we welcome Dr. Landsman and launch our FDA cleared SnapshotNIR device.”

Dr. Landsman is the Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Landsman holds a PhD and MS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, DPM in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery from the Temple University, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in which he was the first simultaneous dual degree (DPM/PhD) student in the history of podiatric medical education. Dr. Landsman also holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and English Literature from the University of Virginia.

About Kent Imaging Inc.
Kent Imaging Inc., a leading innovator in multispectral oxygenation imaging, designs, manufactures, and markets imaging technology to improve plastic surgery, colorectal surgery, trauma, wound care, limb salvage, podiatry, burns and cardiac specialties.  The team at Kent Imaging is committed to improving patient outcomes by delivering innovative and practical solutions for the healthcare industry. Kent Imaging holds multiple patents in medical technology and is currently commercializing the breakthrough multispectral imaging solutions that assesses tissue oxygen saturation. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

Kent’s SnapshotNIR is U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) cleared, and Health Canada licensed. The device is available for sale in the United States and Canada. Improving on Kent’s previous KC103, the handheld Kent SnapshotNIR is intended for use by healthcare professionals as a non-invasive tissue oxygenation measurement system that reports oxygen saturation (StO2), relative oxyhemoglobin level (HbO2), and relative deoxyhemoglobin (Hb) level in superficial tissue. Kent’s multispectral imaging technology displays two-dimensional color-coded images of tissue oxygenation of the scanned surface and reports multispectral tissue oxygenation measurements for selected tissue regions. Tissue oxygen saturation measurements provide critical information to help physicians determine at risk tissue and guide treatments to optimize patient outcomes.

Kent Imaging Inc., Vonda-Lee Sharun – Marketing Manager, press@kentimaging.com

Kent Imaging’s Breakthrough Medical Imaging Device Licensed with Health Canada

CALGARY, Nov. 7, 2017 /CNW/ – Kent Imaging Inc., a leading innovator in multispectral oxygenation imaging, announced today that their handheld SnapshotNIR is a licensed medical device with Health Canada. Kent’s device is also cleared with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the company is ISO13485 certified.

Kent’s handheld SnapshotNIR measures and displays quantified tissue oxygen saturation levels in superficial tissue. Tissue oxygen saturation measurements provide critical information to help physicians determine at risk tissue and guide treatments to optimize patient outcomes. Kent’s easy to use device is available for sale in the United States and Canada with utility in plastic surgery, colorectal surgery, trauma, wound care, limb salvage, podiatry, burns and cardiac specialties.

“The Kent Imaging camera is unique in its ability to assess oxygenation in tissue using spectroscopy,” said Dr. Earl Campbell MD, FRCSC, practicing surgeon and a member of the Alberta Medical Association and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Plastic surgeons in Calgary, Alberta are already exploring its intra-operative uses when performing breast reconstruction procedures.”

“We are happy to announce our licence with Health Canada,” said Pierre Lemire, CEO of Kent Imaging. “This, along with its FDA clearance, has made our handheld device, the SnapshotNIR, readily available to the physicians and surgeons who require the valuable insight it provides.”

Features of Kent’s SnapshotNIR:

  • Instant and precise visualization of oxygen saturation
  • Non-invasive with no injectable dyes
  • Ability to image the actual wound bed and surrounding tissue
  • Oxygenation measurement of surgical sites or reconstructive flaps
  • A means to track patient progress and treatment effectiveness
  • Ease-of-use with minimal training required
  • Accurate, unlimited imaging
  • Lightweight and completely portable handheld device

About Kent Imaging Inc.
Kent Imaging Inc., a leading innovator in multispectral oxygenation imaging, designs, manufactures, and markets imaging technology to improve health care. The team at Kent Imaging is committed to improving patient outcomes by delivering innovative and practical solutions for the healthcare industry. Kent Imaging holds multiple patents in medical technology and is currently commercializing the breakthrough multispectral imaging solutions that assesses tissue oxygen saturation. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

Kent’s SnapshotNIR is U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) cleared, and Health Canada licensed. The device is available for sale in the United States and Canada. Improving on Kent’s previous KC103, the handheld Kent SnapshotNIR is intended for use by healthcare professionals as a non-invasive tissue oxygenation measurement system that reports oxygen saturation (StO2), relative oxyhemoglobin level (HbO2), and relative deoxyhemoglobin (Hb) level in superficial tissue. Kent’s multispectral imaging technology displays two-dimensional color-coded images of tissue oxygenation of the scanned surface and reports multispectral tissue oxygenation measurements for selected tissue regions. Tissue oxygen saturation measurements provide critical information to help physicians determine at risk tissue and guide treatments to optimize patient outcomes.

Jeff Hydar Joins Kent Imaging as Vice President of Sales, USA

Jeff Hydar is an award winning strategic sales executive who has run successful teams throughout the United States. Hydar’s experience guiding sales teams and his motivational leadership style will propel Kent’s product sales in the wound and surgical care market.

Hydar’s sales leadership enables Kent Imaging to further scale and grow.                 

CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ – Kent Imaging Inc. a leading innovator in multispectral oxygenation imaging, today announced Jeff Hydar as the new Vice President of Sales, USA. Jeff Hydar is an award winning strategic sales executive who has run successful teams throughout the United States. Hydar’s experience guiding sales teams and his motivational leadership style will propel Kent’s product sales in the wound and surgical care market.

“With Kent’s recent FDA clearance of the SnapshotNIR, we have a significant opportunity to simplify the way physicians and surgeons assess, care for, and monitor acute and chronic wounds or surgically reconstructed tissue.” said Jeff Hydar. “Multispectral imaging is enabling a new generation of tools that use tissue oxygenation measurements to assess tissue viability. I’m very excited to help introduce this new technology into the market.”

“Jeff brings over twenty years of pharmaceutical and medical device sales and leadership experience to Kent. His exceptional background and relationships in plastic surgery, colorectal surgery, trauma, wound care, limb salvage, podiatry, burns and cardiac specialties are strong additions to the Kent team.” said Pierre Lemire, CEO of Kent Imaging.

Hydar’s prior experience with Johnson & Johnson, LifeCell (Acelity), and Medline has been focused on launching various new medical technologies and devices.

About Kent Imaging Inc.
Kent Imaging, a leading innovator in multispectral oxygenation imaging, designs, manufactures, and markets imaging technology to improve health care. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Kent holds multiple patents in medical technology and continues to provide innovative and advanced diagnostic imaging solutions to aid healthcare systems nationally and internationally.

Kent’s SnapshotNIR is U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) cleared, and Health Canada licensed. The device is available for sale in the United States and Canada. Improving on Kent’s previous KC103, the handheld Kent SnapshotNIR is intended for use by healthcare professionals as a non-invasive tissue oxygenation measurement system that reports oxygen saturation (StO2), relative oxyhemoglobin level (HbO2), and relative deoxyhemoglobin (Hb) level in superficial tissue. Kent’s multispectral imaging technology displays two-dimensional color-coded images of tissue oxygenation of the scanned surface and reports multispectral tissue oxygenation measurements for selected tissue regions. Tissue oxygen saturation measurements provide critical information to help physicians determine at risk tissue and guide treatments to optimize patient outcomes.

Kent Imaging Inc., www.kentimaging.com, Vonda-Lee Sharun – Marketing Manager, press@kentimaging.com