CurveBeam to show weight-bearing hip CT at RSNA 2019

By staff writers

November 26, 2019 -- Imaging device vendor CurveBeam will introduce a conebeam CT scanner capable of acquiring bilateral scans of the hip and pelvis in weight-bearing positions at the upcoming RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.

CurveBeam HiRise conebeam CT scanner
CurveBeam HiRise conebeam CT scanner. Image courtesy of CurveBeam.

CurveBeam's HiRise scanner allows clinicians to acquire CT scans displaying the femoral head within the acetabulum in a standing position. When reconstructed into a 3D dataset, the CT scans could facilitate preoperative planning for orthopedic procedures such as knee replacement surgery, the company said.

HiRise has a gantry that elevates and lowers along a vertical track to scan the lower extremities, and tilts 90° to scan the upper extremities. It also comes with an optional table that allows patients to lie down during nonweight-bearing scanning, when necessary.

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