At the upcoming American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine conference to be held July 9–12 in Orlando, Fla, Carestream Health and Quantum Medical Imaging (a division of Carestream) are showcasing new products, software, and technology designed to address the needs of orthopedic and sports medicine care providers.
Carestream will display its new cone beam CT (CBCT) medical imaging system, which the company is developing in partnership with top orthopedic and sports medicine specialists. Designed to capture images of patient extremities, including knees, legs, feet, arms, and hands, the CBCT system is being used in investigational clinical studies and is not yet available for commercial sale. Once finalized, the system will offer good visualization of bone and soft tissue, capture weight-bearing images of knees, legs and feet, use less radiation than traditional CT, and provide compact and affordable functionality in a wide range of facilities, according to the company.
Both Quantum and Carestream will also highlight room-based digital radiography (DR) imaging systems—sold directly by Carestream and through Quantum’s network of approved dealers—that aim to address the demands of orthopedic care providers. The fully integrated DR rooms offer ceiling- or floor-mounted systems that include a wall stand and table. Wireless Carestream DRX detectors can be placed in the wall stand and table (as well as tabletop) to provide flexible patient positioning. An elevating, float-top table accommodates patients up to 650 pounds and can be raised and lowered when there is limited patient mobility, according to the companies.
Quantum also offers a DRive system that features DR hardware and software designed for general radiography of anatomy, using a unique image processing system and proprietary flat panel detector technology. It is intended to replace x-ray film and/or CR cassette-based radiographic systems for all general purpose diagnostic procedures.
For more information about the products on display, visit the Carestream website.