Patient studies underway for CBCT
Carestream is expanding into new imaging modalities, including cone beam CT, and key advances were demonstrated at the recent British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Annual Congress conference held in Liverpool, UK, where a conceptual scale model of cone beam CT was on display.
Patient studies are helping to guide Carestream’s development of cone beam CT (CBCT) systems for orthopedic imaging at hospitals, clinics and sports medicine providers. Cone beam CT systems use less radiation than traditional CT; they are compact and affordable and can be used in a wide range of facilities.
Carestream is exploring the benefits of CBCT technology for capturing images of patient extremities including weight-bearing images of knees, legs and feet, which are of particular interest to orthopedic and sports medicine specialists. (The CBCT system used in this study is investigational and not available for commercial sale).
“We are expanding our proven expertise in radiology with new systems and research aimed at addressing unmet needs in the orthopedic markets,” said Jianqing Bennett, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream. “Our development staff is working with clinical experts and leading healthcare providers to develop new features and functionality that enhance patient imaging in these areas.”