The Future



Micro-X is currently designing a lightweight mobile CT scanner ‘Ring Scanner’ for early stroke diagnosis. The device will be fitted in emergency vehicles, such as ambulance or fixed wing/rotary wing air ambulances to greatly improve the outcomes for stroke survivors. This medical innovation aims to help reduce the time from stroke onset to treatment, by allowing medical teams to scan, diagnose and treat a patient at the point-of-care.

Micro-X, a member of the Australian Stroke Alliance, led by Royal Melbourne clinical specialists, has been successful in conducting a feasibility study on the Ring Scanner concept.  

Stroke is a leading cause of death and long-term disability in Australia and second highest cause of death globally. Micro-X’s ‘Ring Scanner’ aims to provide comparable diagnostic imaging to a conventional head CT scan in a unit small enough and at a price point where one can be fitted in every ambulance. The goal is for the majority of stroke patients to be treated within the ‘Golden Hour’. Stroke is highly treatable but time critical, Micro-X is known for bringing game-changing technology to market and have a number of innovative products changing the medical imaging market. The lightweight Ring Scanner aims to provide mobile diagnostic images for early stroke detection and has the potential to revolutionise modern day stroke treatment.

The design uses multi-source x-ray emitters, comparable to conventional CT, to provide fast diagnosis for ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke. By diagnosing the type of stroke, accurate treatment can be provided much faster than currently available.

  • Low dose emission
  • Digitally integrated
  • Remote transmission
  • Compact
  • Tolerates vehicle motion
  • Micro-X carbon nano tube technology


Mobile Baggage Scanner


The UK Department for Transport’s Future Airport Security Solutions Program plans to address the barriers to innovation in aviation security. Micro-X has been awarded a contract under the Finding Explosive in Electronics part of this program. Under this program, Micro-X will undertake proof of concept imaging and develop a prototype for a combination projection backscatter imager with the goal of detecting small amounts of explosive materials concealed within electronics within passenger’s carry on luggage. Micro-X envisions that the unit developed under this program could form the core sensor and imaging module in a highspeed future three dimensional check-point baggage CT scanner to meet the evolving European and US standards.