Carestream to develop 3D CBCT extremity scanner

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Carestream Health is teaming up with orthopedic and sports medicine specialists to develop a new 3D conebeam CT (CBCT) system to image extremities.

Carestream's CBCT scanner. Image courtesy of Carestream.Carestream's CBCT scanner. Image courtesy of Carestream.

Conebeam CT technology has been used to treat orthopedic conditions such as traumatic injuries, joint replacements, arthritis, and osteoporosis. It is also known to be cheaper and use less radiation than full-body CT scanners, Carestream said.

Carestream is targeting the new system for urgent care facilities and clinics, athletic training facilities, and orthopedist and other specialty practice offices. The company and its collaborators plan to conduct initial clinical studies using conebeam CT technology to diagnose and treat knee injuries.

Carestream made the announcement at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference. The system is not yet ready for clinical sale.

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