Carestream has secured FDA 510(k) clearance for its OnSight 3D Extremity System, which is available for order in the United States. The system, which will be demonstrated at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand conference that runs from September 29 to October 1 in Austin, Texas, leverages cone-beam CT technology to secure weight-bearing and other types of extremity exams.

A compact system, the OnSight 3D Extremity System offers high-quality, lower-dose 3D imaging studies that can be used by orthopedic and sports medicine practices, imaging centers, urgent care facilities, and hospitals.

“Our extremity imaging system can help in treating a host of orthopedic conditions that affect the biomechanical behavior of the joints such as arthritis, meniscus loss, instability, and malalignment syndromes,” says Helen Titus, worldwide marketing director for ultrasound and CT solutions at Carestream. “This new system offers less radiation than traditional CT systems while delivering excellent image quality.”

Titus notes that orthopedic imaging is an area of significant focus for Carestream—in particular, because of the great number of musculoskeletal conditions among patients both young and old. “Youth and adults often suffer sports-related injuries to their knees, ankles, and feet while older adults experience arthritis, joint instability, meniscus loss, and other conditions,” adds Titus.

For more information about this system, visit Carestream.