The FDA has approved CurveBeam 510(k) approval for pedCAT, an in-office 3D foot and ankle scanner.
pedCAT uses 3D cone beam CT technology to produce images of the foot and ankle region under true physiological weight-bearing conditions, the Warrington, Pa.-based company said.
The patient’s foot and ankle are scanned in a weight-bearing position for a view of physiological weight bearing effects. pedCAT delivers 3D volumetric data for diagnosis, evaluation and treatment planning including:
- Preoperative planning;
- Diagnosis, confirmation or ruling out fractures;
- Evaluating subluxations and dislocations;
- Evaluating arthritic joints; and
- Early detection of osteomyelitis.