We’re Collaborating with CurveBeam to Support a Special Scientific Event at AOFAS
Don Thompson, Carestream Health
As part of our ongoing mission to lead the way in CT research and education, Carestream has teamed up with CurveBeam to promote a session of the Weight-bearing CT International Study Group (WBCT) at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meeting in Seattle, WA.
WBCT is dedicated to facilitating dialog and collaboration regarding weight-bearing CT initiatives, as well as developing standardized protocols for CT measurements and analysis. Carestream’s shared goal with CurveBeam in this effort is to help spread the word regarding the value of this new imaging modality among orthopaedic specialists.
Weight-bearing CT is an up-and-coming diagnostic technology, and Carestream’s OnSight 3D Extremity System is a case in point. It’s a state-of-the-art solution that provides 3D X-rays, giving doctors a far more comprehensive view of injuries than that provided by traditional 2D X-rays. Even more important, while most imaging exams are performed with the patient lying down or seated, the OnSight System captures images of leg or ankle injuries with the patient standing or placing some weight on the limb.
This means physicians are able to see the nature of the injury as it appears when the leg is actually being used – allowing a more extensive understanding of an injury’s scope and how to treat it.
The WBCT Study Session will outline some of the most up-to-date thinking on weight-bearing CBCT from the following speakers:
- Mark Easley, Duke Orthopaedics, Durham, NC
- Lew Schon, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
- Francois Lintz of Clinique de L’Union, Toulouse, France
- Cesar de Cesar Netto, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
- Dr. Martinus Richter, Krankenhaus Rummelsberg, Rummelsberg, Germany
Scientific Session on Weight Bearing CT
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hyatt Olive 8, Seattle, WA
Space is limited. Make your reservation for this dynamic session today!
Don Thompson is Carestream Health’s Marketing Director for the Onsight 3D Extremity System in the United States and Canada. #AOFAS17 #conebeam