Detecting extremity fractures that are not clearly visible on a planar X-ray is a common clinical challenge in orthopaedic surgery. Incorrect diagnosis of a suspected scaphoid fracture in the wrist can lead to delayed treatment or unnecessary immobilisation. A dedicated, portable desktop device to image the distal extremities could increase the diagnostic accuracy in a timely matter and reduce the need for costly CT exams and provide necessary tools to assess bone healing.
Point of care 3D extremity imaging from a compact desktop device
Reduced referrals to CT can save cost, radiation and time to diagnosis
Can be set up for example in an orthopaedic office, ski resort clinics, fracture clinics
Assessment of long-term conditions such as arthritis imaging
Tomosynthesis of antique human wrist bones
Two images of a manually arranged antique human shoulder overlayed with slices of ham to simulate soft tissue acquired with
60 kV, 50 µA X-ray source, 15 x 11 cm detector, 99 µm pixels.