Advanced Imaging Firm Imalux Hires Ex-Philips Healthcare Executive, James Fulton as COO

Published: Aug 05, 2011

Advanced medical imaging company Imalux has hired a former executive with Philips Healthcare for its newly created position of chief operating officer. James Fulton has joined the Cleveland-based provider of advanced medical imaging systems and will hold the title of president in addition to COO, according to a statement from the company. Fulton is a 30-year healthcare veteran, most recently holding the title of general manager of Philips’s computer tomography business unit. Imalux’s Niris Imaging System uses near-infrared light to produce high-resolution images of tissues in the body through a process called optical coherence tomography (OCT). The resolution of the Niris cross-sectional images is about 100 times higher than those produced by ultrasound, which uses sound instead of light waves to create images. Some early adopters of the technology — delivered through a light-emitting probe — used it to detect bladder cancer tumors and preserve nerves and blood vessels during prostate surgery.

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