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FAQs

Do I need a lead lined room for the pedCAT®, InReach®, or LineUP®?

The shielding requirements for the pedCAT®InReach®, and LineUP® typically match those for standard extremity X-Ray equipment. Required room modifications may vary depending on factors such as location of room, wall composition & thickness, etc. Lead lined walls are generally not needed due to the pedCAT®InReach®, and LineUP® being self-shielded. Your purchase of any of our systems includes a room survey and evaluation by a qualified medical physicist.

Can the pedCAT® scan upper extremities?

The pedCAT® is approved by the FDA to scan the foot & ankle region only. The InReach®and LineUP® systems can scan upper and lower extremities. 

What is the total scan time for pedCAT®, InReach®, and LineUP scans?

The pedCAT® has two fields of view settings. A scan in the partial field of view setting takes 20 seconds. A scan in the large field of view setting takes 48 seconds. 

The InReach® has one field of view setting. A scan in the InReach® takes about 23 seconds.   

The LineUP® has two field of view settings. A scan in the partial field of view setting takes 11 seconds. A scan in the large field of view setting takes 25 seconds.

Do healthcare companies reimburse orthopaedic and podiatric physicians for pedCAT®, InReach® and LineUP® scans?

In general, healthcare companies do reimburse specialists for cone beam CT scans taken at the point-of-care. 

The most common CPT code used to bill for pedCAT scans is 73700 - CT lower extremity w/o contrast.  

The most common CPT code used to bill for InReach scans is 73200 - CT upper extremity w/o contrast.  

 

Other CPT codes that may be applicable are: 

73701 - CT lower extremity w/ contrast  

76376 - 3D render with interpretation post-processing 

 

Prior authorization requirements vary by payer. 

What is the expected dose for a cone beam CT scan?

The effective dose to the patient ranges between 2 - 6 micro Sieverts for a pedCAT®, InReach®, or LineUP® scan. To put this in perspective, the average American is exposed to about 8 micro Sieverts of background radiation in a day.

Is there a weight limit for the pedCAT®, InReach®, or LineUP® or any of its chair accessories?

The pedCAT® and LineUP® systems have a weight limit of 400 lbs. The LineUP® multi-extremity chair for upper extremity scanning has a weight limit of 400 lbs. The LineUP® bench for non-weight bearing lower extremity scanning has a weight limit of 300 lbs. The InReach® is a non-weight bearing system and as such does not have a weight limit.

Can you scan a bent elbow in your systems?

The LineUP® system does allow for scanning the elbow when it is bent. 

What are digitally reconstructed radiographs? How do I acquire DRRs from CurveBeam’s systems?

Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs are synthesized X-Ray views, mathematically reconstructed from the original CT volume. DRRs represent the actual anatomical sizes and angles with no magnification or distortion, and all views are created from the original scan, without the need to re-position the patient. 

DRRs are presented on CubeVueCurveBeam’s custom visualization software.

Do your systems take digital X-Rays?

The LineUP® system takes direct capture digital X-Rays. 

What is the average CT reimbursement?

Average reimbursement rates range from state to state and from insurer to insurer. For your area’s average rate please reach out to a CurveBeam sales representative for more information.

How many systems do you have installed and where are they located?

We have several systems installed in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For exact locations please reach out to a CurveBeam sales representative.

What measures has CurveBeam taken to ensure cyber security?

CurveBeam engineers have taken cyber security into account during the entire design of the system.  Access to the internal working of the system has been segregated via software and hardware to CurveBeam personnel.  Software has been written using industry standard techniques to minimize attack vectors and ensure high levels of security.  CurveBeam works closely with customer IT departments to ensure all possible systems are covered under the required cyber security requirements

What are the IT requirements for a CurveBeam system?

CurveBeam Systems require minimal access to customer networks.  CurveBeam requires static IP addresses on the customers network in order to share the scans with customers PACs and allow access to scans on viewing workstations.  A PACs system for storage of customer scans is highly recommended but not required for the system to run.