Understanding the Impact of Cone Beam Imaging on Orthopaedic Practices

Modality enables capture of low-dose 3D extremity exams on site

Orthopaedic specialists can streamline workflow and productivity by capturing onsite exams with new 3D cone beam technology. The capability to do image capture, diagnosis, and discussion of treatment options with patients in a single visit is getting the attention of orthopaedic and sports medicine practices.

Here are some helpful studies and articles to help you understand the benefits and implications of on site 3D imaging.

Clinical studies: Researchers from theJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo have been performing institutional IRB-approved clinical trials and basic sciences studies with CARESTREAM’s OnSight 3D Extremity System. Based on early data, they are convinced that many imaging studies should be acquired with subjects in positions that represent true human function, such as weight bearing on the lower extremities. And they found that Carestream’s system produced 2D images with equivalent diagnostic image quality to the predicate system for a range of exams. Also, 3D images were rated equal or better when compared to the predicate device for a range of exams on cadaveric specimens and human subjects.

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