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Planmed Verity Mobile Extremity CT Scanner for Orthopedic Imaging Receives CE Mark
Posted By Wouter Stomp On January 17, 2012 @ 3:39 am In Orthopedic Surgery,Radiology | No Comments
Planmed (Helsinki, Finland) has received European CE Mark for the Planmed Verity, a mobile extremity CT scanner for orthopedic imaging. The Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner utilizes cone-beam CT (CBCT) technology that provides fast and accurate low-dose 3D imaging of peripheral skeletal fractures and disorders at the point-of-care. Volumetric imaging with multi-planar reconstruction and volume rendering can be performed with an isotropic resolution of up to 0.2mm (optional 0.1mm high resolution mode).
Scanning takes less than 20 seconds during which images are acquired using a short X-ray pulse instead of continuous radiation, resulting in a radiation dose of up to ten times lower compared to extremity imaging protocols with conventional CT. The compact, mobile device can be sited in any existing X-ray room, side-by-side with other imaging systems.
The gantry and positioning trays are adjustable for imaging the foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist or elbow. Special gantry movements allow weight-bearing 3D scans of a standing patient, which is not possible with conventional CT scanners. The adjustable gantry position also allows for imaging of wheel-chair patients as well as bed-side imaging.
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