Planmed has received the Health Canada approval for its Planmed Verity extremity scanner. Planmed Verity is intended to be used for X-ray cone-beam CT of anatomies within upper and lower extremities. It is claimed to be the first and only CT system in the world that can image seated, supine and standing patients.
Planmed Verity is designed to find subtle extremity fractures during the first visit to the clinic. The scanner provides fast 3D imaging at the point-of-care. It is intended for pre- and postoperative imaging; and it has good resolution and patient adaptability and uses a significantly lower dose of radiation than full-body CTs. Unlike any other 3D imaging device, Planmed Verity also allows for weight-bearing imaging of the extremities.
As a dedicated extremity scanner, Planmed Verity adapts to the patient with anatomy-specific imaging programmes, movements and trays. Easily adjustable, soft-surfaced gantry and motorised positioning trays help in finding a comfortable position for various examination procedures. The adjustable user interface and efficient all-in-one workflow are also designed to maximise the operatorâs soothing presence for the patient.
Planmed Verity received the FDA clearance in February 2013 and already has the CE mark, South Korean FDA approval, Russian registration certification and Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration listing.