Updated on 24 March 2016
Carestream showcased its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System that uses cone beam CT (CBCT) technology to capture weight-bearing and other types of extremity exams at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting and exhibit held from 2nd March 2016 to 4th March 2016.
This affordable system is intended to offer high-quality, low-dose 3D imaging for orthopaedic practices and other healthcare providers. The CBCT system (INVESTIGATIONAL: Not available for commercial sale) is being designed to include advanced image reconstruction and artifact correction technology.
"Our CBCT system is designed to allow orthopaedic practices to capture high-quality 3D extremity images and conduct a patient consultation in a single visit," said Helen Titus, Carestream's Worldwide Marketing Director for X-ray & Ultrasound solutions. "This is highly productive for orthopaedic specialists while simultaneously delivering greater patient convenience. Pre-surgical and post-surgical exams can also be performed by this system."
She adds that orthopaedics is a major area of focus for Carestream because of the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions among people of all ages.
The company is currently conducting trials and research studies of the CBCT system in the United States and Europe. UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Buffalo, N.Y.), Erie County Medical Center (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Carestream are conducting an institutional IRB-approved clinical study designed to help orthopaedic surgeons more accurately and objectively diagnose the degree of instability of the patella (knee cap).