Carestream won FDA clearance for its OnSight 3D Extremity System, a cone beam CT for imaging the arms and legs at the point of care. The device has a swinging door that lets the patient easily step in without, an important aspect since many people imaged by this system will have walking issues. It can be used to perform weigh-bearing and non-weight-bearing studies while delivering a lower dose of radiation compared to large conventional CT scanners.
The test and review of the scan can be performed quickly in the same office, with the patient even seeing the 3D scan that can help explain what the problem is.
It’s intended for use by orthopedic and sports medicine clinics, as well as hospitals, urgent care, and imaging centers.
Some features according to the product page:
- High resolution isotropic image capture
- Large field of view
- Provides high-resolution 3D images that can help to reveal subtle or occult fractures
- Advanced metal and scatter correction algorithms
- Reduced noise via algorithmic iterative reconstruction techniques
Carestream video introducing the OnSight 3D:
Product page: CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System…