Carestream Health has entered into a research agreement with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to develop new three-dimensional medical imaging system to capture orthopedic images of patient extremities such as knees, legs, feet, arms and hands.


Initially, UBMD physicians and Carestream researchers will work together to carry out clinical trials, focusing on the advantages of using cone beam CT (CBCT) technology in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries.

The researchers intend to develop CBCT technology based imaging systems, which will be offered at low cost and use less radiation compared to current full body CT systems.

These systems can be used to treat orthopedic conditions such as traumatic injuries, joint replacements, arthritis and osteoporosis.

Carestream digital medical solutions president Diana Nole said the expertise gained by working with radiologists and physician specialists to develop radiology systems puts the firm in a strong position to focus on sports medicine and orthopedics.

"By strengthening our partnerships with top orthopaedic care providers and leading sports medicine experts to help guide our future product development initiatives, we can continue to bring products to market that significantly improve patient care for the elite athlete as well as the many active people in our communities," Nole added.

In addition, the joint research team plans to extend research to develop CBCT system to assess and treat traumatic brain injuries.

Image: Carestream has collabotaed with UBMD to develop new medical imaging system. Photo: courtesy of Carestream Health.