Medical imaging systems provider Carestream and UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have commenced clinical studies on a new three-dimensional medical imaging system, CBCT system, for use in treating orthopedic conditions.
Conducting at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), the studies will allow Carestream to develop new cone beam CT (CBCT) systems that will provide orthopedic solutions for hospitals, clinics and sports medicine providers.
Carestream digital medical solutions Diana Nole said: "Our collaboration with UBMD Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is a prime example of how important customer research is in driving successful innovation.
"We are able to test product and business concepts in a real clinical environment, which is superior to theorizing or anticipating key design elements."
UBMD physicians and Carestream researchers are working together to explore the benefits of using CBCT technology for capturing images of patient extremities, including knees, legs, feet, arms and hands.
Healthcare providers can acquire unavailable weight-bearing images of knees, legs and feet, with new digital CBCT technology.
According to Carestream, the CBCT system used in this study is investigational and not available for commercial sale.
The Erie County Medical Center is a regional medical center and major teaching facility of the University at Buffalo. It is a member of the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, which has 602 licensed beds.
Image: Carestream’s CBCT System. Photo: courtesy of Carestream Health.