About Our Company

This is what we’re doing.

Surround Medical Systems is developing 3D X-ray imaging medical devices featuring a carbon nanotube (CNT) X-ray source developed at UNC atChapel Hill.


Conventional X-ray is limited due to the size of and the heat generated by the X-ray tube. This new, patented technology allows the X-rays to be generated from an array of miniature nanotube sources which can be arranged in a small space. With an arc composed of these tiny X-ray generators, a significantly clearer 3D image can be produced and manipulated with standard software techniques. These techniques are called tomosynthesis (3D Tomo).

Here’s what you can expect.

The first 3D Tomo product featuring the CNTs is a 3D dental X-ray. The device produces a volumetric 3D image that the dentist can review to see cavities and fractures. This product is now commercially available.

We have big plans for the future.

The technology lends itself to a complete rethinking of other CT and 2D scanners. The first offering into those additional imaging markets may be a mobile 3D for orthopedic use. There are also plans to use the nanotubes for heart imaging and other specialized devices utilizing stationary 3D Tomo technology.

Our mission and values.

Our goal is to develop and offer medical and dental diagnostics incorporating the best technologies now available, thereby improving the healthcare delivered to patients globally.

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    We are a company dedicated to bringing better medical imaging and visualization to the world’s healthcare markets by delivering high-resolution imaging technologies and advanced software methods in our products.
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    We utilize the advantages provided by carbon nanotube X-ray technologies to deliver three dimensional images to medical specialties.
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    We serve patients, providers and payers with our products, while providing our owners, our employees and our communities with responsible returns.
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    We operate ethically, are financially responsible and seek to advance our company and society by creating and deploying the most useful technologies available.

Our statement on quality.

Surround Medical Systems has developed and implemented our Quality Management System (QMS) to support the design, manufacture, installation, and servicing of technology-leading X-ray imaging products. The QMS includes all business policies, procedures, and requirements for Surround Medical Systems to deliver products which fully meet our customer expectations and wholly comply with all FDA regulatory requirements. Our Quality Policy is core to our business.

Our employees use the policy guidelines to drive focus assuring the X-ray systems we manufacture meet applicable medical, industry, and customer requirements for safety and performance.

Surround Medical Systems strives to continually improve healthcare worldwide by offering technology-leading medical imaging devices.

The company’s management has committed that acting ethically, legally, and in compliance with its guiding principles by:

  • establish measurable organizational objectives for the effective operations of the Quality Management System,
  • be fair in our transactions with our constituents, and
  • confirm Surround Medical meets customer and regulatory requirements.

All Surround Medical employees are accountable for satisfying our customers’ expectations using our Quality Management System procedures following our corporate guidelines and policies.