Bakhtar Medical Imaging (BMI)

The Device

1BMI screening device defines a new rapid and cost-effective approach for diagnostic imaging on human/animal body that uses the ability of tissue and related embedded anomaly to absorption of RF energy in certain frequency band – quantum emission bands – as a means of determining its presence. It is an extremely low-power portable medical screening device with capability to reconstruct 3-D (volumetric) images from anomalies or use the absorbed energy to differentiate between healthy and deceased tissue. BMI can swiftly and safely interrogate human/animal body, locate and characterize anomalies with higher resolution than other available devices. Screening is done by moving the sensor head (antennae) at a standoff (20-cm) over portion of the body to be interrogated. Speed of movement is controlled at rates of about 1- to 30-mm/sec depending on the size of the suspected anomaly.

 

Technical

  • Patented Forced-Resonance (FR) Electromagnetic technique
  • Low-power operation (6 to 10 dBm)
  • Operationally safe with no hazardous radiation effects
  • Portable (can be battery operated) with ease of transportation
  • No harmful by-products
  • MHz Operating frequency band with high dynamic range
  • No contact with patient under interrogation
  • Post processing Time for results few seconds to 15 minutes
  • User friendly – minimum training – easy to read operating manual – almost maintenance free
  • Default mode deployment for most cases
  • High resolution (±1-mm) for volumetric (3-D) imaging of embedded anomaly
  • Operating cost extremely low with trained user
  • Applications include but not limited to: cardiology oncologyorthopedic –   neurology

 

Standard Equipment2

  • Proprietary designed “forced-resonance” transmit-receive antennae
  • Low-noise transmission line
  • Vector network analyzer (VNA)
  • Laser unit incorporated with antennae assembly for location identification
  • Gridded aluminium frame to control antennae movement in X-Y plane
  • Laptop computer for control, data acquisition, and results display

 

Comparison with X-Ray Machine Using Phantom

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Phantom is used to calibrate the X-Ray machines. Slides shown above illustrate the comparison of images obtained from a phantom using X-Ray and BMI device. It clearly demonstrates superiority of the detected image using the BMI by several magnitudes.  Further investigations at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute Facility revealed resolution of BMI to be at least several times higher than any available medical screening devices.