Carestream Health announces that it has received a Health Canada Class III License for its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System, designed to provide traditional or weight-bearing 3D images for the upper and lower extremities.

With the receipt of the Class III license, via a process similar to the one used for obtaining a 510(k) Clearance in the United States, the system is now available in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and other countries, according to the company in a media release.

“Orthopaedic specialists around the world are adopting the OnSight 3D Extremity System because it offers high-quality, lower-dose 3D imaging and delivers greater convenience for physicians and their patients,” says Helen Titus, Carestream’s worldwide marketing director for Ultrasound & CT, in the release.

The system features an optional advanced metal artifact reduction software designed to reduce the visual distortion caused by screws, implants, rods, and other metal objects, which could make it easier for radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons to accurately diagnose a patient’s condition and develop treatment plans. The software uses information from the original scan to eliminate the need for additional imaging studies, which could also help reduce costs and lower radiation exposure for patients.

The system is also designed to help surgeons detect occult and non-union bone fractures, per the release.

[Source: Carestream Health]