New Medical Device Picks up Subtle Fractures: ER, Ortho Docs ,stand down, momma!
(ED: All ER docs and Ortho docs know that sometimes fractures can be subtle, and not easily seen on conventional radiographs. Scaphoid and foot metatarsals are notorious for this. This device may help pick up these, as well as other fractures, that may be missed in Primary care)
How many times have you heard of missed fractures? I’ve even suffered one, so very interested to see a technology that promises to revolutionise trauma diagnosis.
Planmed Verity® is designed to find subtle extremity fractures at the first visit to the clinic – fractures that have been the most commonly missed using only 2D radiographs.
The Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner is a unique solution to the problem with fast 3D imaging at the point of care. It is intended for pre- and postoperative imaging with better resolution, patient adaptability, and significantly lower dose than full-body CTs. Unlike any other 3D imaging device, Planmed Verity also allows weight-bearing imaging of the extremities.
As a dedicated extremity scanner, Planmed Verity adapts to the patient with anatomy-specific imaging programs, movements, and carbon-fibre positioning trays. Easily adjustable, soft surfaced gantry and motorised positioning help in finding a comfortable position for various examination procedures. The adjustable user interfaces and efficient all-in-one workflow are also designed to maximize the operator’s soothing presence for the patient.
Planmed says the device has already been in clinical test use at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
“Planmed Verity is the first and only CT system in the world that can image seated, supine and standing patients. We are excited that this innovative, low dose orthopedic imaging system is now available also in the U.S. We are confident that it will be well received,” says Vesa Mattila, Vice President of Planmed Oy.
“We are very pleased to extend our imaging equipment line to orthopedic imaging. Many of our customers have been looking forward to this clearance,” says Chris Oldham, Director of Sales of Planmed USA, Inc.
Planmed Verity is CE marked and so available for sale in the EU and many other countries where the certification permits sales.