Bilateral, weight bearing scans of the foot & ankle give physicians the information they need to assess the biomechanical spatial relationships and alignment of the lower extremities.
Quick Scan Times
Less than 48 seconds a scan
0.3mm Slices + X-Ray Views
3D Reconstructions, Multi-Planar Slices, Simulated X-Ray Views
Ultra Low Dose
48" x 58' footprint
Standard 115(US)/220(Int) VAC Outlet
CPT Code 73700 - CT Lower Extremity
"True deformity analysis should be performed in the patient's normal stance position, not in artificial constructs."
"The weight bearing CT changed my daily practice. In former times we did standard X-Rays with weight bearing first and then if we were interested in 3D imaging, we sent the patient to CT. This could take days or even weeks. Now I have everything together in one minute."
Weight bearing CT provides three-dimensional biomechanically accurate views of bone morphology, alignment and joint spaces.
The American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society recommends standing (weight bearing) imaging, when possible, to get the most accurate assessment of the foot and ankle. The indications for weight bearing CT are broader than the indications for a lower extremity study on a helical medical CT system. For example, weight bearing CT can be used to investigate rotational dynamics of the hindfoot.
Weight bearing CT is unencumbered by overlapping anatomy, and is shown to be more sensitive and accurate for detection of osteophytes and subchondral cysts than conventional fixed-flexion radiography.
The effective radiation dose of pedCAT 3D scan is comparable to a few hours of equivalent background radiation. To put it in perspective, a pedCAT scan effective radiation dose is at most about 3 micro Sieverts, and the average person in the U.S. receives an effective radiation dose of about 3000 micro Sieverts per year from naturally occurring radioactive materials and cosmic radiation from outer space.