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About ALHI

The Australian Lung Health Initiative (ALHI) is a new consortium jointly owned and controlled by six Australian project partners with the purpose of integrating the revolutionary XV Technology™ into the development of the world’s first zero-dose dedicated lung scanner.

ALHI’s goal is to deliver groundbreaking lung healthcare advancements that are safe, rapid, easy to use and to provide detailed functional analysis for patients of any age.  This will fill the critical unmet need for accurate and sensitive lung health assessment tools for young children.

The project brings together world-leading Australian scientists, physicists, engineers, medical researchers, respiratory physiologists, data scientists and manufacturers whose vision is to deliver first-of-its-kind lung screening that will propel Australia to the forefront of lung science, and create a new, local hi-tech industry.

About the ALHI Partners

4Dx is a medical technology company based in Melbourne, Australia, responsible for the invention of the breakthrough product, XV Technology™.  As a leading-edge, cloud-based analytical platform, XV Technology is the first-ever imaging modality that images the lungs in real-time during the breath cycle and yields back 4-dimensional quantitative measurements that identify regional ventilation deficiencies.  In doing so, it is able to provide higher sensitivity and greater pinpoint accuracy than any modality in medical history – all with an extremely low dose and no use of contrast agents.

Micro-X is an award winning ASX listed X-ray technology company in South Australia, responsible for designing and manufacturing a product line of elite, ultra-light mobile x-ray scanners. It was Micro’X’s excellence in design and production of the DRX Revolution Nano that won ‘Best in Class’ in the Product Design category at the Australia Good Design Awards® in May 2018. They are pioneers of a global revolution in medical and security imaging products using cold cathode x-ray sources.

Monash University is a public research university established in Melbourne in 1958, and named after engineer and military leader Sir John Monash. As one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, Monash is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and is well-known for its focus on science and technological research. Monash is home to major world-class research facilities and is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight – a collective body of Australia’s eight leading research Universities.

The South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute is an independent health and medical research institute in Adelaide, South Australia. SAHMRI is home to over 700 medical researchers whose purpose is to conduct inspired research that will lead to better health outcomes.

Telethon Kids Institute is a research organization committed to bringing together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research. Their four areas of concentration focus on Aboriginal Health, Brain and Behaviour, Chronic and Severe Diseases and Early Environment.

Applying a range of specialised expertise, tools, platforms and technology, Telethon Kids utilizes cutting-edge science with the goal to collect, link and analyse samples and datasets to create new knowledge in the underlying mechanisms and risk factors leading to childhood disease, disability and disadvantage.

The University of Adelaide is a world-class higher-education research institution located in the heart of Adelaide, South Australia. It is highly respected and well-known for its leadership in advanced collaborative research and innovation toward discoveries in the areas of health and medicine, engineering and technology, life sciences, mining and energy, food and wine, defence and security and the environment, food and wine; defence and security; health and medicine; engineering and technology; life sciences; mining and energy; and the environment. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university and currently educates over 20,000 students each year.