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Virtually the same dose* as 2D x-rays. Much more diagnostic information.
The pedCAT®, first in-office 3D weight bearing CT system dedicated to the foot and ankle, puts optimal treatment planning at your fingertips for greater confidence in the predictability of your surgical outcomes. With virtually the same radiation dose as a series of traditional 2D x-rays, the pedCAT® assesses clinical conditions such as fractures, dislocations, and arthritic joints. The pedCAT's® compact design makes it ideal for the in-office setting. Point-of-care access to advanced diagnostic imaging leads to faster diagnoses, evaluations and treatment plans.

  Bullet Compact, in-office CBCT Imaging
  Bullet TRUE weight bearing & non-weight bearing 3D imaging for one or both feet
Capture unprecedented diagnostic information not seen in regular x-rays
Easy to use visualization software adds a new dimension to diagnosis and evaluation
Confidently plan surgeries with precision and speed
Fast acquisition of 3D data allows you to start your treatment planning in minutes


3D Imaging volume 20cm (height) x 35cm (diameter) and smaller
Spatial resolution 0.3 mm, 0.37 mm voxel sizes
Procedure time 19-68 seconds
Max exposure time 9 seconds
Tube voltage 100-120 kVp
Tube current 3-5 mA
Image detector Amorphous silicon flat panel
Gray scale
14 bit
Dimensions 4ft (h) x 4ft (w) x 5ft (d)
Weight 400 lbs
Power requirements

pedCAT is Fully PACs & DICOM Compatible
Auto or Manual send of datasets to a configured destination.
Create and select individual images to send to a configured destination.
Send re-oriented and reformatted datasets to a configured destination.
Media burn functionality (CD/DVD) provided on Workstation, for export of images and datasets; free viewer can be included.
Reformat datasets to smaller file sizes for ease in transferring data.
Create a custom set of reformatted datasets, for optimum PACS viewing and storage.

Work Flow

TECHNIQUE Effective Dose in microseverts (µSv)
Daily Background 8 per day (or 3000 µSv per year)**
Difference of daily background for high altitude locations (i.e: Denver) vs. sea level 50% more per day (or 1500 µSv more per year)**
Coast to coast round trip airline flight 30**
pedCAT Cone Beam CT, medium FOV scan (one foot)
pedCAT Cone Beam CT, large FOV scan (two feet)
Chest Film X-ray 100**
Extremity Film X-ray
Medical CT of Chest
Dental Medium FOV Medical CT scan (Sonatom 64 slice)
Dental Panoramic (OrthoPhos Plus DS)
32.2 *
Dental Full Mouth Series (Average of various techniques)
Dental Cone Beam CT exam (i-CAT, medium FOV)
*Comparative dosimetry of dental CBCT devices and 64-slice CT for oral and maxillofacial radiology John B. Ludlow, DDS, MS, FDS RCSEd,a and Marija Ivanovic, PhD,b Chapel Hill, North Carolina
** developed jointly by American College of Radiology and Radiological Society of North America.
***Nagel HD. Dose values from CT examinations. In: Nagel HD, ed. Radiation exposure in computed tomography. Hamburg, Germany: CTB Publications, 2002:15 -24
****Report on CurveBeam CBCT Foot Dosimetry
John Ludlow, DDS, MS, FDS RCSEd

CurveBeam practices the ALARA standard. (dose “as low as reasonably achievable”). We recommend the use of lead aprons for the patient during all scan procedures.

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