Carestream’s OnSight 3D Extremity System Offers Sports Medicine Professionals Affordable, High-Quality 3D Imaging
Carestream will demonstrate its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System (see video link) that uses cone beam CT (CBCT) technology to capture high-quality, low-dose 3D extremity exams at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting that begins May 30. This conference is one of the largest sports medicine and exercise science conferences in the world.“Sports medicine professionals play a vital role in treating injured sports enthusiasts of all ages, including professional athletes. This affordable system offers excellent 3D image quality and provides the ability to view weight-bearing exams of lower extremities under normal load conditions,” said Helen Titus, Carestream’s Worldwide Marketing Director for X-ray & Ultrasound Solutions.Capturing 3D exams onsite allows sports medicine specialists to diagnose an injury and discuss treatment options with their patients in a single visit. This technology represents a dramatic improvement when compared to relying upon standard X-ray images or referring patients to outside imaging centers.“Our innovative 3D imaging system delivers improved convenience for both sports medicine specialists and patients. It also enables practices to invest in an affordable system that meets their diagnostic needs and allows them to retain imaging revenue,” Titus explains.

Unlike traditional CT systems, this CBCT system has a large-area detector that captures a 3D image of the patient in a single rotation in just 25 seconds. “This technology provides the ability to visualize soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments and delivers high-resolution 3D images of fractures, which can help care providers determine when an athlete can return to sports activities,” she adds.The compact system can be installed in an exam room and plugs into a standard wall outlet. A patient simply inserts the injured extremity into a donut-shaped opening in the system. Since the patient’s head and body are not confined they do not experience claustrophobia that often occurs with traditional CT systems.Carestream is shipping its OnSight 3D Extremity System in the United States, Europe and other countries.