Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Chiropractic Straight Arm (CSA) x-ray system featuring dynamic digital radiography (DDR).
CSA is a compact system and features an array of designs to optimize workflow, increase efficiency, and improve outcomes, Konica Minolta said. The system's detector with a 17 x 17-inch field-of-view captures high-resolution images and delivers detailed bone and soft-tissue visualization; its full range of motion enables all imaging views required while accommodating patients who are standing, sitting, lying on a table, or in a wheelchair.
DDR was developed by Konica Minolta to enable the visualization of anatomy in motion so that clinicians can interpret the dynamic interaction of anatomical structures, such as tissue and bone, with physiological changes over time. The incorporation of DDR in the CSA system will further enhance the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions, the company said.
For instance, the ability to capture and visualize the cervical spine in motion during flexion and extension with DDR can provide additional information to chiropractors and injury lawyers when documenting whiplash injuries, Konica Minolta said.