The WBCT International Study Group’s most recent scientific meeting was held during the 3-day European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) International Congress. Expert speakers came together from across the globe to impart their knowledge and clinical findings as it pertains to a wide variety of studies surrounding weight bearing CT imaging. Speakers and topics included:
Shadpour Demehi, MD (Maryland, USA): “Advanced imaging of syndesmotic injuries: where are we now and what can we do with weight bearing CT”
Sorin Siegler, PhD (Pennsylvania, USA): “The use of distance mapping in combination with WBCT”
Andrew Goldberg, MD (London, UK): “Center of rotation of the subtalar joint: novel research in the use of WBCT to assess dynamic function”
Kris Buedts, MD (Antwerp, Belgium): “Deformity correction and 3-D planning based on the WBCT”
Oliver Michelsson, MD (Helsinki, Finland): “Use of low dose WBCT in cartilage and bony lesions of the ankle”
Arne Burrsens, MD (Utah, USA): “Three-dimensional modeling of the weight bearing ankle syndemosis”
Martinus Richter, MD, PhD, & International WBCT Study Group President (Rummelsberg, Germany): “Results of a 5-year/10,000 scans experience with WBCT: impact on costs, radiation exposure, and time spent”
Completely independent from the industry but cooperative with different manufacturers of different WBCT devices, the Weight Bearing CT International Study Group is comprised of lower extremity orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, and biomedical engineers. The group’s mission is to promote dialogue and collaboration on weight bearing CT research initiatives and is working to create standardized protocols for weight bearing CT measurements and analysis.
Curvebeam is proud of their collaborative role as an industry sponsor in bringing together this unique group of educated, experienced professionals to discuss both the potential and proven successes of WBCT modality. We want to express our thanks to the group’s speakers and members for sharing their unparalleled expertise, and to our co-partners—Planmed and Carestream—for ensuring a clear-cut future for the most promising innovation in foot and ankle radiographic imaging. Watch the presentation below.
Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Techniques (OSET) is the premier gathering of spine and trauma surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, athletic trainers, and physical and occupational therapists from across the globe. This year’s event will be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from December 5-8 and includes cutting-edge, industry-sponsored, surgical demonstrations, symposia, debates, and small group discussions on the latest techniques in orthopaedics.
CurveBeam, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of CT imaging equipment for the orthopedic and podiatric specialties, is proud to be a part of this year’s summit. Attendees can stop by Booth 323 on the exhibition floor to check out the company’s innovative products, such as the LineUP, firsthand. The LineUP allows bilateral, weight-bearing CT imaging of the knee and lower extremities and is helping to redefine orthopedic care.
In addition, Dr. Keith Wapner, MD, will be presenting December 6th during the “Innovation in Foot & Ankle Surgery” section from 2:20 pm to 2:27 pm. Dr. Wapner, Director of the Division of Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, will be sharing valuable information on weight bearing CT scans for foot and ankle surgeons.
The 2018 Orthopaedic Summit promises to be an exciting event. Schedule your LineUP demo at the Curvebeam booth at the summit today by clicking here.
The Radiological Society of North America 104th Annual Meeting commences November 25 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Attendees will get hands-on experience with cutting-edge tech, including artificial intelligence, 3D printing and virtual reality in the radiology specialty.
See the complete LineUP system on display
CurveBeam will feature its largest exhibit to date at the 2018 RSNA meeting. CurveBeam’s LineUP system, which was cleared by the FDA for sale earlier this year, will be on display. CurveBeam will showcase the Multi-Extremity chair, which permits imaging of the hand and elbow, as well as non-weight bearing foot and ankle imaging. Radiology administrators will be able to get a first-hand look at the multi-extremity chair’s ergonomic design that is comfortable for both patients and operators.
2. Improved Metal Artefact Reduction
CurveBeam unveiled its proprietary metal artefact reduction (MAR) tool earlier this year with the launch of its LineUP system. CurveBeam’s MAR employs a high- density detection filter, which enables more authentic reconstructions in the vicinity of metal hardware. Users have the option to activate MAR prior to the start of each scan. Attendees can get a demo of before and after MAR datasets at CurveBeam’s exhibit.
3. Cinematic Renderings
CurveBeam will display a cinematic rendering feature, currently under development, that will be offered as a part of its visualization software, in the future. Cinematic renderings simulate lifelike lighting techniques to provide a more photo-realistic 3D rendering of the bones and joints. In a recent study by Swiss researchers, radiologists and surgeons preferred cinematic renderings to volume renderings for a majority of ankle injuries.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment for a personal demo at RSNA, click here.
Dr. Alexej Barg, MD is a foot and ankle surgeon and Assistant Professor for orthopaedic surgery at the University of Utah. He specializes in the care of the foot and ankle and traumatic injuries to the lower extremity. Dr. Barg’s expertise is to perform reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Special interests include total ankle replacement and joint preserving procedures in patients with ankle osteoarthritis, sports injuries of the foot and ankle and patients with sequalae of trauma of the lower extremity. Prior to joining the foot and ankle team of the University of Utah, Dr. Barg was Head of Foot & Ankle Surgery at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He is current vice-president of the Weight-Bearing CT International Study Group (WBCT ISG). He is working on several studies addressing clinical use of WBCT in hindfoot disorders In the planned webcast, he will share his approach how to possibly use the WBCT in patients with hindfoot instability.
Medica is the leading international trade fair for the medical industry. Attracting more than 5,000 exhibitors from over 70 countries, Medica gathers leading business professionals, researchers, and thousands of decision makers from around the globe to network, discuss and learn about the latest healthcare trends.
Scheduled for November 12-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Medica boasts a schedule filled with forums, conferences, and special presentations covering a wide array of medical technology topics. Medica is a can’t miss opportunity for companies to present their latest innovations, reenergize existing partnerships, and forge new ones. And this year mark’s CurveBeam’s inaugural role as an independent exhibitor at Medica with a booth location in Hall 9 E 43.
With a core team that pioneered Cone Beam CT imaging technology, CurveBeam has been setting new standards in orthopedic 3D imaging worldwide since 2012. At Booth E 43 in Hall 9, both the LineUp and InReach will be on display. The InReach is CurveBeam’s revolutionary low dose point-of-care extremity CT imaging system. Featuring a small footprint with minimum siting requirements and less than 25 second scan time, its cone beam technology allows for imaging of hands, wrists, elbows, forearms, and lower extremities.
Cleared by the FDA in May 2018, the cutting-edge LineUp is the complete multi-extremity CT imaging system, with easy-operation and less than 30 second scan times. The LineUp’s capability for bilateral, weight-bearing CT imaging of the knee and lower extremities makes it a unique solution that is redefining orthopedic care.