The CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System from Carestream Health recently debuted on the exhibit hall floor during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives annual meeting, April 22-25.

The system is designed to perform low-dose 3D extremity exams using come beam CT (CBCT) technology. Featuring a large-area detector, the system is capable of capturing a 3D image of the patient in a single rotation, which takes only 25 seconds.

“Orthopaedic specialists can streamline workflow and productivity by capturing onsite 3D exams, making a diagnosis, and discussing treatment options with patients in a single visit,” says Helen Titus, worldwide marketing director for x-ray & ultrasound solutions for Rochester, NY-based Carestream Health, in a media release.

The system can be plugged into an existing electrical outlet. In addition, it features a door that opens to allow patients to step into the system’s imaging area, and it performs weight-bearing exams that are not possible with conventional CT systems.

“Point-of-care cone beam CT imaging will change the practice of orthopaedics in terms of diagnostic specificity, accuracy of diagnosis and a better patient experience,” states Brian Polsky, MD, Baltimore, who participated in the study that assessed the operational and financial potential for users of the OnSight system, the release notes. “It also will deliver practice improvements in operational efficiency and financial performance.”

[Source: Carestream Health]