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Can WBCT Be a Game-Changer in the Assessment of Ankle Sprain and Ankle Instability?

Key Points: The most important advantage of weight bearing CT (WBCT), which utilizes cone beam…

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The Impact of On-Site Weight Bearing CT at Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance

Jeff McPherson, MBA, FACMPE, East Tennessee Market President, Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance, highlights says weight bearing…

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Assessment of Knee Instability in ACL-Injured Knees Using Weight Bearing Computer Tomography

Key Points: Anterior tibial translation (ATT) and femorotibial rotation (FTR) are the two most common…

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Dr. Sudheer Reddy Explores the Essential Uses of Weight Bearing CT in Orthopaedics

Weight Bearing CT can help to illuminate the patient’s injury and deformities in a better…

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The Advantage of CBCT in Short Staffing Challenges for MSK Imaging

Clinic short staffing in medical imaging departments presents a challenge, impacting patient care, patient leakage,…

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Duke Health’s HiRise Weight Bearing CT Sets the Standard in Orthopedic Care

Duke Health celebrates success in patient care after adding a HiRise weight bearing CT (WBCT)…

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Case Study: Augmented Stress Weight Bearing CT for Evaluation of Subtle Lisfranc Injuries in Elite Athletes

Key Points:  Subtle Lisfranc injuries often go undiagnosed which can lead to devastating consequences and…

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Seeing Beyond X-Rays: The Power of Weight Bearing CT Scans in Patient Care

In patient evaluations, doctors typically rely on physical exams and weight bearing x-rays to assess…

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Implementing Automated 3D Measurements to Quantify Reference Values and Side-to-Side Differences in the Ankle Syndesmosis

Key Points: Currently plain radiographs are the standard method in diagnosing syndesmotic ankle injuries even…

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Webinar Preview: Using HiRise WBCT to Inform Surgical Planning of Patient-Specific Total Knee Replacement

Join us to hear firsthand from Dr. Prater as he shares insights on executing the…

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How WBCT Gives Dr. Netto and His Patients Confidence in His Surgical Plans

Weight bearing CT (WBCT) allows the patient to stand upright while a gantry rotates around…

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New Cone Beam CT Imaging Orthopedics Course Approved for ASRT Continuing Education Credits

Radvant Education, a continuing education platform for healthcare professionals, announced it has launched a new…

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Case-Control Study: The Role of First Tarsometatarsal Joint Morphology and Instability in the Etiology of Hallux Valgus  

Key Points:  First tarsometatarsal joint (TMT1) hypermobility is associated with hallux valgus (HV) which is…

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Measuring Hip Instability in Dysplastic Patients with WBCT

Hip dysplasia is a complex deformity of the acetabulum and femoral head that results in…

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Hugentobler: pedCAT Improves Practice Workflow

It is feasible for a single-practitioner podiatry practice to add weight bearing CT (WBCT)  imaging and realize economical…

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Redefining Patient Care with Cone Beam CT

"Cone beam CT reduces the barriers for orthopedic practices to offer CT imaging in-house," says…

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CurveBeam AI’s AI-Powered Foot & Ankle Measurements Have Good Reliability Compared to Manual Methods

Dr. Prof. Martinus Richter et al published a study in the March 2024 issue of…

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Functional Hip & Knee Assessment with WBCT

With Weight Bearing CT you can gain an increased understanding of the functional aspects of…

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Costs of WBCT-First Approach to Diagnosing Syndesmotic Instability from a Patient Perspective

A weight bearing CT (WBCT)-first approach in diagnosing syndesmotic instability emerged as the most cost-effective…

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Enhancing Patient Care: The Benefits of In Office Weight-Bearing CT

Weight bearing CT (WBCT) is a game changer in foot and ankle care. In-office access…

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Decoding Ulnar Wrist Pain: Dr. Glenn Gaston’s Rapid Diagnosis

In a case study, Dr. Glenn Gaston, MD, studied a 19-year-old female patient presenting ulnar…

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Bernasconi & Lintz: WBCT Should be First-Line Imaging for Cavovarus Deformity

Cavovarus deformity in the foot involves the forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot, and often the talus. Because…

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CurveBeam AI Cast: The Evolution of Orthopedic Technology and PeekMed’ s Role in Streamlining Surgical Processes

Rapid advancements in surgical planning techniques are propelling the field of orthopedic technology into a…

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Countdown the Top 5 of 2023 with CurveBeam AI

As we approach the end of this remarkable year, we want to take a moment to…

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Planning Ankle Replacements using WBCT Seminar at EFAS

Highlight from IWBCTS session at EFAS in Madrid: Andy Goldberg discusses the importance of assessing…

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CurveBeam AI Cast: An Entrepreneurial Physician in France Opens a Weight Bearing CT-Centered Private Clinic

In the latest CurveBeam AI Cast episode, recorded at the AOFAS Annual Meeting 2023, host…

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Join the CurveBeam AI Connect Monthly Newsletter

Don't miss out on what is going on with weight bearing CT and all the…

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WBCT is Helping Orthopedic Surgeons Understand Foot Deformities in Cerebral Palsy Patients

Weight bearing CT scans are helping us understand pediatric foot deformities better than ever before.…

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WBCT Shines Light on Foot Deformities in Pediatric Patients with Pes Planus

There’s a lot about pediatric pes planus, or flexible flat foot deformity, that orthopedic surgeons…

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Stay Ahead Of The Curve With CurveBeam AI

At CurveBeam AI, we strive to stay ahead of the curve. We are thrilled to…

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Beyond Traditional Imaging: Dr. Blake Moore on Weight-Bearing CT Scans

The introduction of weight-bearing CT scans has revolutionized how surgeons assess and treat various orthopedic…

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Using WBCT to Explore Patient Specific Knee Kinematics

Most recently, CurveBeam AI and Vent Creativity explored the use of weight bearing CT (WBCT)…

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Doug Chalker, BS R.T.(R)(CT): A Journey Through Radiologic Technology

In the realm of radiologic technology, there are professionals who stand out not just for…

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Honoring Medical Imaging Professionals: CurveBeam AI Celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week® 2023

Every year, radiologic technologists come together to celebrate the tireless efforts and dedication of medical…

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Reducing Patient Leakage with On Site Imaging

Leakage in healthcare can be a significant challenge, and it's important to address it effectively.…

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CurveBeam AI Cast: A look into The Benefits of Weight Bearing CT with Dr. Francois Lintz Part 2

The benefits of Weight Bearing CT (WBCT) usher in a new era of orthopedic diagnostics,…

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Mayo Clinic Case Report: WBCT Reveals Tibial Plafond Stress Fracture in Competitive Athlete

Key Points: Stress fractures should always be considered in athletes with ankle pain. This is…

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CurveBeam AI Cast: A look into The Benefits of Weight Bearing CT with Dr. Francois Lintz

In recent years, the orthopedics field has been gravitating towards using 3D imaging technologies to…

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Testimonial: Weight Bearing CT Can Help Pinpoint the Diagnosis

Weight bearing CT (WBCT) imaging has advantages over traditional forms of imaging such as X-Ray…

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IWBCTS Session on End Stage Ankle Arthritis with a Focus on TAR

The International Weight Bearing CT Society (IWBCTS) had a session on the use of weight…

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Ista Dispatch 2023

Direct from ISTA, hear how knee specialists are using weight bearing CT in daily practice…

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Deep Learning AI (DLAI) Algorithm Aids in Determining Fracture Risk Using High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) Images

A recent publication in the online journal eLife has described the world’s first application of…

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Why is WBCT an essential modality in an MSK Imaging Suite?

The use of upright CT, also known as weight bearing CT (WBCT), is one of…

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WBCT Indications Series: PCFD

Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity (PCFD), previously known as adult-acquired flatfoot deformity,…

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WBCT Indications Series: Midfoot Arthritis

Midfoot Arthritis Midfoot arthritis occurs when there is loss of cartilage at the tarsometatarsal and/or…

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A Call for a Standardized Approach to Evaluating TAA Post-Op w/ WBCT

A paper published in Foot and Ankle International is calling for a weight bearing CT…

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WBCT Indications Series: Lisfranc

Lisfranc Injuries A Lisfranc injury is characterized by an injury to the ligament that connects…

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WBCT Indication Series: End Stage Ankle Arthritis

End Stage Ankle Arthritis End-stage ankle arthritis occurs when there is loss of cartilage at…

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WBCT Indications Series: Syndesmosis

Syndesmosis A syndesmotic ankle sprain, also known as high ankle sprain, is an injury to…

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WBCT Indication Series: Charcot Arthropathy

Charcot Arthropathy Charcot arthropathy is characterized by a destructive process that affects the bones, joints,…

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Cone Beam CT: A Technical Explanation of White Paper Image Quality

Extremity cone beam CT (CBCT) systems are used as a point-of-care modality to improve workflow…

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Introducing SkyRise

Introducing SkyRise, CurveBeam AI's fourth generation weight bearing CT platform for the orthopedic specialties. The…

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CurveBeam AI Cast – How AI Imaging Technology is Revolutionizing Orthopedics

Imaging and diagnostics areimportant facets in healthcareand nearly every area of medicine relies on this…

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CURVEBEAM AI CAST EPISODE PREVIEW: Stuti Singh discusses CurveBeam AI Autometrics

"It's easy for to me to look at a 3D model, but to then measure…

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WBCT Indication Series: Hallux Valgus

Hallux Valgus Hallux valgus is a three-dimensional deformity of the first ray in which the…

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CurveBeam AI Cast – Reimaging Patient-Specific Deformity Correction Planning

The foot and ankle are complex structures comprised of 26 small bones and 29 muscles.…

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CURVEBEAM AI CAST EPISODE PREVIEW: DR Perler discusses patient specific deformity correction

CurveBeam AI Cast guest host Dr. Lew Schon, MD, interviews Dr. Adam Perler, DPM, FACFAS,…

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WBCT Better Detects Changes in Knee Joint Space Width than X-Ray in OA Patients

Key Points:  Weight Bearing (WB) radiographs are limited by 1) their 2D nature and 2)…

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CurveBeam AI Cast – The Origin Story: Dr. Lew Schon Interviews Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto about his Journey in WBCT Research

Dr. Lew Schon, MD, makes his debut as guest host on CurveBeam AI Cast in…

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CurveBeam AI Cast Episode Preview: Dr Netto shares research project

The first CurveBeam AI Cast episode guest hosted by Dr. Lew Schon.MD, drops on…

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Dr. Ortiz Shares Insights on WBCT Imaging for Research Initiatives

Dr. Cristian Ortiz, MD, a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon at Clinica Universidad de los…

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Comparative Assessment of Midfoot Osteoarthritis Diagnostic Sensitivity Using Weight Bearing Computed Tomography vs Weight Bearing Plain Radiography

Key Points:  When evaluating midfoot arthritis osteoarthritis (OA), Weight Bearing X-Ray shows many false negatives…

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Researchers Discuss Clinical Relevance of Knee OA Clinical Trials Using WBCT

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) clinical trials results show that weight bearing CT (WBCT) imaging may offer…

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CT Outperforms MRI in Osteophyte Detection in Knees

Key Points: While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) adequately detects the size and presence of osteophytes…

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Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD, Awarded Top Paper in Foot and Ankle Classification

Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD, received the award for Top Paper in Foot…

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WBCT and its Evolving Role in OA Research and Clinical Practice

Key Points: Weight bearing CT (WBCT) can detect signs of osteoarthritis (OA), such as osteophytes,…

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The Private Placement was oversubscribed and increased from an initial target of A$15m Investors in…

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WBCT Better Detects Complexities of Flatfoot

Key Points: Weight Bearing CT (WBCT) imaging has facilitated the introduction of a new classification…

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RedPoint Medical 3D Announces Weight Bearing CT, When Available, is Preferred Input for Its Surgical Planning Solution

<Hatfield, Penn – January, 31, 2023> RedPoint Medical 3D (RPM-3D) announced that, when available, weight…

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Happy Holidays from CurveBeam AI

As the year comes to a close we want to wish all of our team,…

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WBCT + Coverage Mapping Finds Significant Subluxation of the TTJ in PCFD Patients

Key Points Weight bearing CT (WBCT) combined with coverage mapping (CM) and 3D distance mapping…

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Made in America: Countdown to the CurveBeam AI Premiere

MarketScale's Made in America series explores industries that are thriving in the USA. In it's…

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CurveBeam AI Cast: Orthopedic CT Imaging Accreditation in a Changing MedTech Landscape

The medtech landscape is constantly evolving. Keeping up with those changes to maintain accreditation standards…

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KU Researchers Define Baseline Measurements to Detect Subtle Lisfranc Injuries on WBCT

Key Points: Up to 20% of subtle Lisfranc injuries are missed on initial plain films.…

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CurveBeam and StraxCorp Close Merger

<Hatfield, PA – October 20, 2022> Medical imaging companies CurveBeam, LLC and StraxCorp, Ltd., announced today…

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CurveBeam AI Enters Strategic Partnership with Healthy Bones Australia

<Australia - October 13, 2022> To mark its 21st anniversary of pioneering bone health in…

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Tibial Plateau Fracture Case Study

The benefits of using weight bearing CT (WBCT) imaging for pre-operative planning have been explored…

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Researchers Propose New OA Classification Method Using WBCT Imaging

Key Points:  The Kellgren Lawrence (KL) grade is the most common system used to classify…

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CurveBeam AI Connect: Advancements in Bone Health Imaging

CurveBeam AI Medical Director - Endocrinology Prof. Ego Seeman recently sat down with Vinti Singh,…

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CurveBeam AI Medical Director– Endocrinology Receives Prestigious Award at ASBMR 2022 Annual Meeting

CurveBeam AI Medical Director – Endocrinology Ego Seeman was awarded the Gideon A. Rodan Excellence…

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for CurveBeam AI’s OssView™ Bone Fragility Software

<HATFIELD, Penn. -  September 12, 2022>  CurveBeam AI, Ltd announced its medical diagnostic software, OssView™,…

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CurveBeam and StraxCorp Announce Definitive Merger Agreement to Become CurveBeam AI

<Hatfield, Penn. – September 6, 2022> – CurveBeam, LLC of Hatfield PA, USA and StraxCorp…

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CurveBeam Connect: Radiology and Weight Bearing CT Imaging

In the lead-up to CurveBeam’s Annual User Meeting, initially planned for mid-October, 2022, CurveBeam Connect…

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CurveBeam User Meeting Speaker Series: Meet Dr. Sudheer Reddy

Fall is coming, and so is CurveBeam’s Annual User Meeting, held this year from Oct…

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HSS: WBCT and PSI Can Improve Preoperative Guidance for Foot and Ankle Surgery

Key Points: Weight Bearing CT (WBCT) has helped surgeons better understand the orientation and specifications…

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Campbell Clinic Analyzes Pediatric WBCT Scans

Key Points: This study compared clinical indications, demographic data, radiation dose and cost of weight…

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Sana Hospital Rummelsberg Adds HiRise WBCT System

Sana Hospital Rummelsberg in Bavaria, Germany initially made headlines in 2013, when it became one…

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Meet CurveBeam President & CEO Arun Singh

CurveBeam President & CEO Arun Singh founded CurveBeam in 2009, two years after his first…

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WBCT Images of Knee Ligaments Provide Insights Into Medial Knee Reconstruction Techniques

Key Points: Weight Bearing CT imaging was used to observe elongation patterns of the superficial…

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Tennis Player Rafael Nadal Diagnosed with Müller Weiss Syndrome

Sports fans and sports medicine specialists alike are all watching sports star Rafael Nadal as…

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Study Finds 3D WBCT Measurements are Reliable for Hallux Valgus Planning

Key Points 2D imaging has limitations for pathology such as Hallux Valgus (HV) as pronation…

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How To Get a Complete Evaluation of ACL Reconstruction in One Imaging Study

With approximately 100,000 – 175,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions taking place annually in the…

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A Novel Anteroposterior Axis of the Tibia for TKA: A WBCT Analysis

Key Points: On weight bearing CT (WBCT) scans of healthy subjects, the AP axis was…

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Effective Dose of HiRise Hip Scan “Substantially Lower” than MDCT

Weight Bearing CT (WBCT) imaging of the hip and extremities permits diagnosis and surgical management…

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Case: WBCT Helps Diagnose Source of Ankle Pain

Prof. Dr. Markus Walther is the Director of Foot and Ankle Department of Schön Klinik…

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An Increase in Tibial Internal Rotation Due to Weight Bearing is a Key Feature to Diagnose Early-Stage Knee Osteoarthritis

Key Points: Greater flexion, adduction, and tibial internal rotation can be observed in the standing…

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Hospices Civils de Lyon Acquires First HiRise in France

The CurveBeam HiRise was recently featured on the French media channel BFM Lyon in a…

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WBCT Helps Define Safe Zone of FAO in Hindfoot Alignment Assessment

In 2019, an award-winning study theorized the development of periprosthetic cysts post a total ankle…

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Orthopaedic Institute for Children Acquires HiRise for Pediatric Imaging

Pictured above: Luis Carrasco, Jr., 18, was the first patient to be scanned in Orthopaedic…

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Dr. Walther: WBCT Imaging Has Improved Pediatric Imaging

Weight bearing CT (WBCT) imaging holds tremendous promise for improving pediatric diagnostics. The CurveBeam HiRise…

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WBCT Study Shows Knee Varus Alters Three-Dimensional Ankle Alignment in Standing

Key Points: WBCT studies showed each Kellgren-Lawrence grade of knee osteoarthritis has its own characteristic…

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Case Study: WBCT for Visualizing the Cartilage and Menisci

Current Standard of Care MRI is the current standard of care for non-invasive visualization of…

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Visualizing TFCC Tears at the Point-of-Care

Ritesh Durgapersad,  RT(R) ARMIT The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a major stabilizer of the…

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Researchers Measure TSA on WBCT to Inform Syndesmosis Reduction

Weight Bearing CT (WBCT) has been shown to be a reliable method to diagnose syndesmotic…

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CurveBeam Connect: Innovative Technologies are Changing the Economic Landscape of the Healthcare System – Part 3 of 3

KEY POINTS: Layers of security are built into Efferent Health’s technology solutions to protect critical…

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CurveBeam Connect: Innovative Technologies are Changing the Economic Landscape of the Healthcare System – Part 2 of 3

KEY POINTS: Current healthcare processes are cumbersome and costly. Common healthcare IT applications automate processes…

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CurveBeam Connect: Innovative Technologies are Changing the Economic Landscape of the Healthcare System – Part 1 of 3

KEY POINTS: Understanding the economic landscape of healthcare in the United States. Cuellar completed a…

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Live from ACFAS: The Future of Custom Insoles

CurveBeam, T-Soles, and PodoPrinter team up to bring you the future of custom insoles. Watch…

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Comparison Between Weight Bearing CT Semi-Automatic and Manual Measurements in Hallux Valgus

Key Points Semi-automatic measurements made on WBCT scans are reproducible and comparable to measurements performed…

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CurveBeam Connect: Preparing for CurveBeam’s Annual User Meeting

  Those in the medical field who have heard of or used weight bearing computed…

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Utility of WBCT to Diagnose Syndesmotic Instability in Patients with Weber B Lateral Malleolar Fractures

Key Points WBCT is able to discern a stable from an unstable syndesmosis. WB X-Rays…

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Measuring Hip Instability in Dysplastic Patients with WBCT

Weight bearing CT (WBCT) may be able to visualize changes in measures of hip instability…

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The Achille Medical Center offers WBCT with pedCAT Premium

The Achille Medical Center in Montpellier, France, in January, celebrated with an opening ceremony in…

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Researchers Find Two WBCT Measurements that Diagnose PCFD Almost Perfectly

Key Points A study from Clinique de I’Union found that a combination of 2D and…

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CurveBeam Connect: Harnessing Medical Imaging Data to Supercharge Orthopedics

  The orthopedic specialty has progressed since the first robotic applications were first introduced 30…

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Andy Goldberg: Hip Version May Correlate with Foot & Ankle Pathologies

Internal rotation of the hip could be the root cause of ankle pathology, and weight…

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Knee Joint Space Width – WBCT vs Non-WBCT vs WB-XR

3D Quantification of Knee Joint Space Width with WBCT, Non-WBCT & WBXR: A Comparison Key…

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Testimonial: Dr. Hodges Davis, MD

  Dr. Hodges Davis, MD said in the future, weight bearing CT will be the…

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Testimonial: Dr. Lew Schon, MD

  Dr. Lew Schon, MD, says the CurveBeam’s HiRise WBCT system provides an extremely detailed…

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WBCT – “New Gold Standard” for HV Pronation Measurements

Key Points A study from Hospital for Special Surgery found there is no correlation between…

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Ellington: WBCT Improves Planning for restor3D Solutions

  Dr. Kent Ellington, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon at OrthoCarolina, said he orders…

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WBCT Confirms 1st TMT Instability in HV & HR Patients

Key Points Compared to controls, WBCT scans of hallux valgus (HV) & hallux rigidus (HR)…

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Bio-Screws Could Eliminate Need for MAR Protocols in Post-Op Imaging

Bio-integrative (BI) cannulated screws may be a preferred alternative to metallic implants to decrease implant-related…

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Promoted Podcast: Device Nation w/ Joseph McGinley

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Using Area and Volume Measurements via WBCT to Detect Lisfranc Instability

Weight bearing CT (WBCT) can effectively differentiate between stable and unstable Lisfranc injuries, according to…

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CurveBeam Announces Effort to Improve Insta-X Performance

  AAOS attendees will get a first look at CurveBeam's improved digitally reconstructed radiographs, or…

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Interaction of Loading and Ligament Injuries in Subtalar Joint Ibstability Quantified by 3D WBCT

WBCT Reveals Subtalar Joint Instability Mechanisms

Are two-dimensional imaging techniques to blame for the diagnostic enigma of subtalar joint instability? An…

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The McGinley Clinic Offers Athletic Assessments with HiRise

With the 2021 Olympic Games underway, The McGinley Clinic in Casper, Wyoming is letting athletes…

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Dr. John Sigle: Tailor Bunionectomies to the Patient w/ WBCT Imaging

Weight bearing CT imaging is a useful clinical tool in the podiatric setting, especially when…

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Videocast: Revealing the 3D Perspectives of Hindfoot Alignment with WBCT

Weight bearing CT imaging could change how surgeons approach hindfoot alignment (HA) & deformity. Multiple…

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Researchers Define Normal Values for MT Rotation via WBCT Imaging

Key Points Researchers from RNOH Stanmore analyzed 182 feet via WBCT to define normal values…

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Assessment of Hindfoot Alignment Comparing WB X-Ray to WBCT

Hindfoot Alignment View (HAV) radiographs, originally described by Saltzman and El-Khoury, have been the standard…

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CBCT Increases Patient Turnover in ER by 23%, Study Finds

Introducing a cone beam CT (CBCT) device into a French emergency room’s radiology department resulted…

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Accuracy of Weight Bearing CT versus Non-Weight Bearing CT Scans for Patient-Specific Instrumentation in Total Ankle Replacement

As Total Ankle Replacement (TAR) becomes the gold standard for end stage ankle arthritis, methods…

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Join CurveBeam and Dr. Francois Lintz, President-Elect of the WBCT Society, to discuss the future…

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Videocast: Is it Time to Rebrand WBCT as 3D X-Ray?

In CurveBeam's latest videocast, we sit down with Dr. Francois Lintz, MD, PhD, FEBOT, to…

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Dr. Don Anderson: HiRise Helps Track Arthritic Joint Degeneration in the Knee

Donald D. Anderson, PhD is Vice Chair of Research, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University…

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An Inside Look at CubeVue Autometrics

CubeVue Autometrics uses artificial intelligence to identify each individual bone and automatically calculates key biometrics…

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Iowa Researchers Use WBCT to Investigate Achilles Tendinopathy and Affects of Heel Lifts

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Ruth Chimenti, DPT, PhD, is researching the…

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MedShape And CurveBeam Announce Initiation of Joint Prospective Clinical Study

Research will evaluate the efficacy of a sustained dynamic compression device using longitudinal weight-bearing CT…

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CurveBeam Connect Videocast: Announcing CurveBeam Cloud

On this episode of the CurveBeam Connect videocast, host and CurveBeam Marketing Director Vinti Singh…

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Scientific Literature: The New Standard? A Comparison of 2D and 3D Measurements of the Foot & Ankle Via Weight Bearing CT Imaging

A group of radiologists from the Netherlands and Italy are asking if 3D angle measurements…

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CurveBeam Announces Development of CurveBeam Cloud

CurveBeam announced it has begun development on CurveBeam Cloud, a web-based platform that will simplify…

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CurveBeam Weight Bearing CT Systems Offer Protocol for Paragon 28’s MAVEN Patient-Specific Instrumentation System

HATFIELD, PENN. – Apr. 6, 2021 – CurveBeam, a leader in weight bearing CT (WBCT)…

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A Day in the Life at the University of Iowa’s Functional Imaging Lab

The University of Iowa’s Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratories overarching mission is advancing “the application of innovative…

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CurveBeam Weight Bearing CT Systems Offer Protocol for Exactech VANTAGE Ankle PSI

HATFIELD, PENN. – March 16, 2021 -- CurveBeam, a leader in weight-bearing CT (WBCT) imaging,…

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CurveBeam HiRise Receives Regulatory Clearance in Canada

CurveBeam announced it has received Health Canada clearance for the HiRise weight bearing CT (WBCT)…

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Webinar Highlights: Custom Insoles 3D Printed from WBCT Scans

The foot insoles industry is prime for disruption. Current methods are labor intensive, result in…

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CurveBeam Connect: Innovative and Minimally Invasive – Meet Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi, DPM, opened the Khosroabadi Institute in Los Angeles, CA to shift his…

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Make Your Practice Stand Out with Extremity CT

Patients use technology in their everyday lives, and recognize when orthopedic practices make investments to…

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Integrate Pre-Op CTs into Your Clinical Workflow

Provide a Personalized Assessment of Knee Arthritis Custom solutions for knee osteoarthritis (OA) deserve custom…

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Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles CurveBeam President & CEO

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured CurveBeam's President & CEO Arun Singh on the front page of…

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Improve Case Migration to ASCs with In-Office Extremity CT

Orthopedic leaders are embracing the migration of surgical cases to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). To…

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Charcot Foot: Dx w/ WBCT Imaging

By Dr. David J. Soomekh, DPM, FACFAS Guest Contributor Charcot foot is a complex foot…

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Midfoot Arthritis: Dx w/ WBCT Imaging

By Dr. David J. Soomekh, DPM, FACFAS Guest Contributor Osteoarthritis is the loss of cartilage…

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Future-Proof Your Orthopaedic Clinic with Advanced Orthopaedic Imaging

Safe, consistent access to advanced diagnostic imaging can give orthopedic practices a competitive edge post-pandemic…

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Right Test, Right Time – Ensure Your Ortho Practice is the Right Place

Modern medicine has made some major advances. Procedures that used to require a three-day inpatient…

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Hairline Fractures: Dx w/ In-Office CT Imaging

By Dr. David J. Soomekh, DPM, FACFAS Guest Contributor “I think I have a hairline…

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CurveBeam Connect: The Fantasy Doctor Breaks Down the Latest Trends in Foot & Ankle Injury Care

    Dr. Selene Parekh, MD, MBA, wears several different hats in the orthopedic world.…

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First Weight Bearing CT System in Netherlands Is Accepting Patients

Healthcare professionals and patients in the Netherlands now have access to weight bearing CT imaging…

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Improve TKA & Osteotomy Planning w/ Full Leg WBCT

Preoperative plans for arthroplasty and corrective osteotomies rely on a weight-bearing long leg AP X-Ray.…

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CurveBeam Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for HiRise Weight Bearing CT System for the Entire Lower Extremity

CurveBeam announced the HiRise, its weight bearing CT (WBCT) imaging system for the entire lower…

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Promoted Podcast: Device Nation Features Dr. Kent Ellington

Dr. Kent Ellington, an OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Surgeon and team physician for NASCAR’s Stewart-Hass…

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Webinar Highlights: Designing a Mobile Imaging Suite to Serve Multi-Location Practices

In a recent CurveBeam Academy webinar, Turner Dean, COO of CurveBeam Mobile, explored the doors…

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CurveBeam Announces Certification for HiRise WBCT System for Entire Lower Extremities

CurveBeam announced the HiRise, its weight bearing CT imaging system for the entire lower extremity,…

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Benefits of InReach over Traditional X-Ray by Dr. Gaston

Dr. Glenn Gaston. MD presented the benefits of InReach in-office CT imaging in a CurveBeam…

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Webinar Recap: Radiologist Sajid Butt Presents Basics of CBCT

Dr. Sajid Butt, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist for the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in the United…

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Dr. Soomekh: How CT Became My Primary In-Office Modality

Dr. David Soomekh is a board-certified foot and ankle specialist and surgeon and founder of…

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Standing CT: Enabling Treatment & Triage for Orthopedic Patients During COVID-19

To access the full-length webinar, please click here. COVID-19 is still causing ripple effects across…

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Webinar Recap: WBCT Scans of Potentially Unstable WeberB/SER2 Fractures

In a recent CurveBeam webinar held during the ECR Virtual Congress, Radiologist Dr. Benedicte Lange…

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Curvebeam Connect: Robot Surgeons Aren’t Here, But Innovation Is

Dr. Chris O’Grady wants to see joints. The Florida-based Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in shoulder…

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CurveBeam Announces Patent for TALAS 3D Hindfoot Measurement Tool

CurveBeam has formally been issued a patent (both in the U.S. and internationally) for TALASTM,  or…

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CurveBeam Announces Trial Site for the HiRise Weight Bearing CT System for Entire Lower Extremities

CurveBeam announced a top research university has received Institutional Review Board approval to conduct clinical…

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CurveBeam Connect: Educating Lawmakers About Cone Beam CT

Belgian surgeons started using weight bearing cone beam CT several years ago. Then, radiologists like…

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Video: During COVID-19, Mobile 3D Imaging Provides Uninterrupted Care for Ortho Patients

When the coronavirus halted elective care at his UK hospital, orthopedic surgeon Mr. Matthew Solan…

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CurveBeam Connect: WBCT Imaging of the Diabetic Foot with Dr. Jarrett D. Cain, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Jarrett Cain, DPM, FACFAS knows he’s in a unique position. As a researcher at…

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WBCT Imaging Assists with Preoperative Planning for Total Talar Replacement

Dr. Kent Ellington, MD, MS, FAAOS, a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCarolina, discussed…

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CurveBeam Connect: Cone Beam CT Mobile Unit Deployed to Manage Orthopedic Imaging During COVID-19

Doctors all over the world have been pressed into duty taking care of patients with…

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CurveBeam Connect: T-Soles Set to Disrupt Insole Industry

The Netherlands may be famous for their wooden shoes, but with an estimated four million…

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The Importance of Dynamic Imaging in Facilitating Biomechanical Research Outcomes

The Queen’s University Skeletal Observation Laboratory in Kington, Ontario, Canada, is exploring some critical topics…

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COVID-19: Redefining Telemedicine’s Role in Orthopedics

    Dr. Francois Lintz, an orthopedic foot and ankle senior consultant at UCP Toulouse…

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CurveBeam Connect: The AI Advancements that Could Change Orthopedics Forever

Mention AI in a clinic, and many people’s minds go to the idea of robotic…

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Dr. Robert Santrock: Using LineUP WBCT Scans with Wright PROPHECY

Watch Dr. Robert Santrock, Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery at West Virginia University, discuss…

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Webinar: WBCT – Financial and Operational Perspectives

Register today to participate in a virtual lecture delivered by Dr. Calvin Rushing, DPM, who…

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CurveBeam Connect: Accreditation Options for Cone Beam CT Imaging

Garry Carneal, JD MA, is the President and CEO of RadSite, a CMS accrediting body for…

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Queen’s University: Using LineUP to Better Understand Human Mobility

At the Queen’s University Human Mobility Research Lab, they’re studying some important and fundamental questions…

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Low-Dose CT: No Effect on DNA

Low-dose CT scans have been proven to be effective in the diagnosis and treatment of…

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CurveBeam Connect: New Software Developments Help Provide Superior Orthopedic Recovery and Care

Technology is changing the face of healthcare, especially in the sector of orthopedic rehabilitation. Amp Recover,…

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Virtual Reveal Event: CubeVue Autometrics

CurveBeam Set to Offer Virtual Look at Latest Innovations With the recent cancellation of AAOS…

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Virtual Reveal Event: HiRise – The Next Level of Weight Bearing CT Imaging

Register today to participate in a virtual lecture delivered by Vinti Singh, Marketing Manager for CurveBeam, who will demonstrate…

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Virtual Session: CurveBeam Mobile for Centers with Multiple Locations

Register today to participate in a virtual lecture delivered by Turner Dean, President & COO of CurveBeam…

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Virtual Lecture: Weight Bearing CT Advancements of Syndesmotic Disorders

Register today to participate in a virtual lecture delivered by Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD, of Univerity…

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Virtual Lecture: Monitoring the Development of Cyst Formation After TAR

Register today to participate in a virtual lecture delivered by Dr. Francois Lintz, MD, FEBOT, of Clinique de…

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Virtual Lecture: WBCT of the Knee: Present & Future Applications

Register today to participate in a virtual lecture delivered by Jenna Roller, PA-C, Clinical Applications Specialist for…

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Virtual Lecture: In-Office CT for Upper Extremity Conditions

Register today to participate in a virtual lecture delivered by Dr. Glenn Gaston, MD, an…

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CurveBeam Announces Virtual Conference March 23 – 26

You are invited to attend CurveBeam Academy, an informative 3-day event featuring CurveBeam Reveal Events…

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CurveBeam Connect: Presenting New Ideas and Challenging Old Ones

If CurveBeam was a band, it’d be the Foo Fighters. How’s that for a hook?…

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FOOTInnovate Webinar Recap: “Seeing 2020: My First 6 Months with Weight Bearing CT” with Dr. Blake E. Moore, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Blake E. Moore, MD, FAAOS, recently delivered a FOOTInnovate webinar titled “Seeing 2020: My…

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3D Printing Custom Surgical Guides with Dr. Kristian Buedts, MD

Custom surgical guides help improve placement and surgical success. Dr. Kristian Buedts, MD, a foot…

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FOOTInnovate Webinar Recap – Soomekh: How I Have Integrated Weight Bearing CT into My Practice

David J. Soomekh, DPM, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle…

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FOOTInnovate Webinar Recap: Weight-Bearing CT as a Diagnosis Tool in Podiatric Radiology, Dr. Albert Armstrong DPM

Albert Armstrong, DPM, MS, BSRS, Professor of Radiology and Medical Director of Advanced Imaging at…

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CurveBeam’s Automatic IMA Angle Measurement Tool, Presented by Dr. Francois Lintz, MD, FEBOT, PhD

At the 2019 AOFAS  Annual Meeting in Chicago, Dr. Francois Lintz, MD, FEBOT, PhD showcased…

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FOOTInnovate Webinar Recap: Dr. Alessio Bernasconi, “3D, Weight-Bearing CT’s Role in Assessing Pes Cavovarus”

Dr. Alessio Bernasconi, MD, FEBOT and  his colleagues at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in…

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FOOTInnovate Lecture Preview: Dr. Blake Moore

Be sure to register for Dr. Blake Moore, MD, FAOOS' upcoming webinar on FOOTInnovate, titled…

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Weight Bearing CT Helps Monroeville Orthopedic Surgeon Assess Ballet Dancers Standing En Pointe

As a soloist for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, dancer Diana Yohe, 25, has sprained her ankle…

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International WBCT Society Announces Book Release

The first textbook on weight bearing CT imaging, written by the board of the International…

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CurveBeam Announces Development of Weight Bearing CT Imaging System that will Scan the Hip and Pelvis

CurveBeam is proud to introduce the next level of weight bearing CT imaging, which will…

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CurveBeam AI Connect: Hand, Wrist & Elbow Injury Recovery Methods in Sports Medicine

How do professional athletes recover from sports injuries and what are the advancements in sports…

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FOOTInnovate Webinar Recap: Application of Weightbearing CT (WBCT) in Common Foot & Ankle Disorders

Applications of Weight Bearing CT in Common Foot & Ankle Disorders (Click here to access…

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CurveBeam Connect: Critical Thinking in Regulatory Affairs with Ryan Conlon

On this CurveBeam Connect Jobcast episode, Director of Regulatory Affairs Ryan Conlon said the most…

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FOOTInnovate Webinar Preview: Dr. Albert Armstrong

Don't miss Dr. Albert Armstrong's forthcoming webinar titled "Podiatric Radiology – Weight Bearing CT Imaging…

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Press Release: CurveBeam Announces New Validated Protocols for LineUP™ Weight Bearing CT Imaging System

LineUP System Now Compatible with Wright Medical’s PROPHECY™ Preoperative Navigation System and Portfolio of Total…

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CurveBeam Connect: The Humanitarian Effort with a Growing Global Footprint

When we sprain our ankle or break a toe, it’s assumed that proper care is…

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AAOS: “Ortho Surgeons are Fully Competent to Interpret Imaging Studies”

Imaging technology has increased the convenience and quality of the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal…

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CURVEBEAM CONNECT: South American Orthopedics is Making Strides with Dr. Cristian Ortiz

The foot & ankle orthopedic specialty in South America is burgeoning as the number of foot…

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Researchers Develop Algorithm for Automatic Anatomic Knee Measurements on CT Datasets

To further capitalize on this technology, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created an algorithm for…

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CurveBeam Connect: Breaking Down a New Study on Weight-Bearing CT’s Impact on Cost

In this episode of the CurveBeam podcast, host Vinti Singh sat down with Dr. Martinus Richter,…

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AAOS: “Ortho Surgeons are Fully Competent to Interpret Imaging Studies”

Imaging technology has increased the convenience and quality of the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal…

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CURVEBEAM CONNECT: Getting to Know Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto

For a premier orthopedic surgeon, you might be surprised to learn Dr. Cesar de Cesar…

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El Equipo de Chile y la Clínica de la Universidad de los Andes Firman Acuerdo para el Cuidado de Atletas de Alto Rendimiento

En Abril, el Comité Olímpico de Chile firmo un nuevo acuerdo con la Clínica de…

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Dr. Bob Baravarian Advocates a Focused Approach to Technology in Healthcare Dr. Babak (Bob) Baravarian…

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Cone Beam CT Confirms Scaphoid Fracture Union Quicker than X-Ray

Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is more accurate than X-Ray for predicting scaphiod healing at early…

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Podcast: Interview with James Kraft, Founder of Standing CT Company

    Weight-bearing CT scans have many benefits when compared to a weight-bearing X-ray. The…

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WEBINAR: “Role of WBCT in the Assessment of Pes Cavovarus”

CurveBeam’s next FOOTInnovate webinar  “Role of WBCT in the Assessment of Pes Cavovarus" will  be delivered by Dr.…

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Study: Weight Bearing CT leads to better injury identification in NBA players

For professional athletes, injuries mean reduced playing time, impacted performance, and, in rare cases, an…

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On this month’s edition of CurveBeam Connect, Vinti Singh, Director of Marketing at CurveBeam interviews Alexej Barg, M.D.,…

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Webinar: “How I Integrated WBCT Into My Private Practice”

Sign up for CurveBeam’s next Corporate Webcast on In his lecture titled, “How I…

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Hugentobler: pedCAT Improves Practice Workflow

It is feasible for a single-practitioner podiatry practice to add weight bearing CT (WBCT)  imaging and realize economical…

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pedCAT saves 800+ Hours of Imaging Time a Year

A study found that performing 2D radiographs & traditional medical CT imaging for foot &…

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Demehri: WBCT Preferable Over MRI for Syndesmosis

Injury to the syndesmosis often requires advanced imaging. Up until recently, the most common advanced…

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Webinar: Incorporating Weight Bearing CT into Daily Practice

  On Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 9 pm EST, CurveBeam will be sponsoring an…

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Physicians Footcare and CurveBeam Mobile Hit the Road

CurveBeam Mobile  makes weight-bearing CT imaging accessible and affordable to all providers, regardless of practice size.…

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Hallux Valgus: Deformity and Diagnosis

Hallux Valgus, a deformity commonly called a bunion, occurs when there is a medial deviation…

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Conventional Measurements of OLTS with CT Grossly Overestimate the Size of Lesions

When orthopedic surgeons attempt to evaluate and manage osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) using…

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Dr. Alexej Barg WBCT ISG FOOTinnovate Webinar Nov. 12, 9 P.M. EST

Webinar: Monday, November 12, 2018 9:00 PM EST CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! Dr. Alexej Barg,…

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Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine Acquires the pedCAT for Research

Weight-bearing CT imaging systems are quickly approaching the standard of podiatry care. The pedCAT bilateral…

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Kent State Faculty and Students Research the Use of Weight Bearing CT to Effectively Assess Magnitude of Hallux Valgus Deformity

Hallux valgus is a triplane deformity. In patients with this deformity, the sesamoids displace from their…

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Researchers propose reproducible method to quantify syndesmosis displacement based on spatial WBCT data

The syndesmosis is located just above the ankle where the tibia and fibula meet, providing…

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Cone Beam Computed Tomography with Load Technique (WBCT) Allows Correct Evaluation of Foot and Ankle Anatomy

Imaging studies are important tools in diagnosis, therapeutic decision-making, and evaluation of functional results in…

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Study Calls CBCT “Method of Choice” for Hand and Wrist Bone Assessment

A study published in the International Journal of Biomedicine concludes Cone Beam CT (CBCT)  imaging…

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New Algorithm Uses CT Data to Create 3D Map and Better Assess Osteoarthritis

Engineers, radiologists and physicians based in the UK have developed a new technique for improving…

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CurveBeam Relocates Headquarters for Expanding Team

In 2009, a group of professionals with a passion and proficiency in extremity CT imaging…

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CurveBeam Teams Up with the Paley Foundation to Change the Lives of Children

On June 3, the Paley Foundation hosted the Bill Bones Saving Limbs Ride to benefit…

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CurveBeam Unveils New Logo

On the heels of a recent FDA approval for its LineUP system, CurveBeam unveiled a…

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Weight-Bearing CT May Improve Diagnoses in Hallux Valgus Patients

A recent analysis of studies titled Imaging of Hallux Valgus by James Welck and Naji…

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i-FAB Awarded to Hindfoot Misalignment Research Study

Hindfoot malalignment is a major cause of pathology in the foot and ankle and impacts…

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Studies Point to Many Benefits of Weightbearing CT Scanning Technology

For patients whose lives are impacted by medical technology breakthroughs, there is a significant improvement…

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Weight Bearing CT Finds Important Displacement in Patients with Hallux Valgus

It’s difficult to understand how much a bunion can affect your life until you experience…

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CurveBeam Throws A Curve at Conventional CT Scans for Orthopedic Practices

Often used for orthopedic and podiatric use when plain x-rays do not provide the visualization…

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Health Canada Approves CurveBeam’s InReach Cone Beam CT

March 26, 2018 – Warrington, Penn. – CurveBeam announced the InReach cone beam CT system…

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Weight-Bearing CT Can Help Doctors Zoom in on the Problem

Sometimes the simplest solution to a difficult challenge is a change of perspective. That’s exactly…

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Joan Oloff is Making Fashion More Functional

All too often, our choice of wardrobe comes down to function or fashion. We sacrifice…

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Why CurveBeam Technology is Even Changing the Way We Talk

Languages are constantly shifting and changing. As our experiences change, new terminology and ways to…

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CurveBeam: Moving Orthopedics Forward

Scroll to the bottom of this post to access a technical comparison chart of the…

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When Billing CT Scans, a Little Effort Goes a Long Way

  It should come as no surprise that providing a patient’s clinical history can help…

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Takeaways from the 2018 OrthoForum Annual Meeting

The 2018 OrthoForum Annual Meeting concluded this past weekend in Orlando, and the agenda was…

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Curvebeam Corporate Webcast: Standing CT—Zooming in on the Problem with Dr. Selene Parekh

Mark your calendars for an upcoming FOOTInnovate lecture with Dr. Selene Parekh.  Titled, “Standing CT—Zooming…

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Orthopedic Cone Beam CT: A Primer for Radiologists

Over the last decade, cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging is gaining ground as an imaging…

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How Weight Bearing CT Technology Improves Patient Outcomes

The medical industry has relied on CT scanning for years. The traditional machine has patients…

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Avoiding False Negatives by Dodging Potential Pitfalls 

It would seem radiography reigns supreme when it comes to initial fracture detection. And yet,…

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In Lecture, Dr. De Cesar Netto Calls WBCT an Essential Diagnostic Tool

The field of foot and ankle pathology has seen recent technological advancements that allow specialists…

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Examining the Added Value of Preoperative CT for Determining Cartilage Degeneration in Patients with Osteochondral Lesions of the Talar Dome

Osteochondral lesions of the talar dome (OLTs) involve the articular cartilage and subchondral bone. These…

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A Mobile Solution for Weight-bearing CT in the UK

Britain’s national healthcare system can make getting a CT scan difficult, and weight-bearing scanners are…

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Study Finds Low Levels of Radiation May Actually Help Fight Off Cancer

It has long been accepted that there is no such thing as a safe dose…

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A Recent Study Demonstrates the Need for CT Scans in Complex Ankle Fractures 

CT scans were shown to be better at detecting fractures over plain radiographs, according to…

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CurveBeam Systems Offered on the Stratum Med GPO to Save Practices Money

CurveBeam, the designer and manufacturer of Cone Beam CT imaging equipment for orthopedic and podiatric…

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Department of Energy Considers Radiation Research Funding

Radiation has a bad reputation, especially among lay people, but even in the medical community…

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Pedography Plus PedCAT Clarifies the Relationship Between COG and FC

For those needing to analyze the relationship between morphology-based foot center (FC) and force/pressure-based center…

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Webinar: Clinical Insights from Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto

Current research in orthopedics and podiatry have revealed many advantages of weight-bearing CT procedures over…

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CT Has Numerous Advantages over X-Ray in the Taylor Spatial Frame Treatment

Winner of the Medical Device Excellence Award, the Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF), is regularly employed…

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Exposure to Low-Level Radiation is Less of a Risk than Obesity, Smoking, and Air Pollution

While the risks to health from medium- and high-level radiation have been studied for years…

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A Sure Fit for the Mountains

Anyone who has been skiing knows that the difference between a fantastic day of carving…

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Measuring Flexible Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity with Weight-Bearing High-Resolution 3D Cone-Beam CT Scanners

Adult acquired flatfoot deformity is a common, complex disorder associated with the failure of various…

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Skeletomuscular Imaging Use Increased Dramatically, 1994-2013

Use of radiography, ultrasound, MR, and CT—the four most common imaging tests used for orthopedic…

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One Step at a Time? Knee Replacements Are Advancing by Leaps and Bounds!

An increasing number of U.S. residents over the age of 65 has expanded the need…

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In-Office CT Imaging Equipment Helps Urgent Care Centers Better Address Orthopedic Care

According to a 2015 survey by the Urgent Care Association of America, there are more…

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New Findings on the Impact of Weight on Arthroscopic Osteochondral Talar Reconstruction; MRI Over CT for Detecting Edema

A recent study published by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society on the impact…

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Advanced CT Technology Increases Presence in Sports Medicine with Decreasing Footprint

Football season is about to begin and many teams are already in full practice mode.…

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New, Improved Tool for Measuring Hindfoot Alignment Made Possible Using 3D Biometric TALAS Software

A groundbreaking study that outlines a new semi-automatic tool that can be used to quantify…

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CurveBeam Celebrates the History of Independence Day

Independence Day is one of CurveBeam’s favorite holidays. While every American loves celebrating the Fourth…

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Weightbearing CT Helps Orthopedists More Effectively Treat Hindfoot and Ankle Deformities

Dr. Arne Burssens, orthopedic resident at Ghent University Hospital in Flanders, Belgium, held a webinar…

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CT Scans: Customer Experience and Perception Drive Value

While doctors and radiologists understand the value generated from a CT scan, the same may…

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Webinar: Pitfalls In Hindfoot and Ankle deformities tackled by weightbearing CT

You are invited to join FOOTinnovateTM and Dr. Arne Burrssens for the webinar “Pitfalls In…

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CurveBeam and Carestream Health Announce Collaboration to Promote Weight-Bearing CT Awareness and Research

Warrington, Penn. – June 6, 2017 – Medical device companies CurveBeam and Carestream Health announced…

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Keep Your Orthopedic Practice Alive Through Diversification

Medical providers are always looking for ways to create optimal patient outcomes while lowering costs.…

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A pedCAT Scan: Less Radiation Than A Serving of Brazil Nuts

Most people may not realize it, but humans are exposed to natural background radiation all…

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Jon-David Deeson Testimonial on pedCAT

During OrthoForum’s Annual Conference in early March, OrthoTennessee CEO Jon-David Deeson discussed his experiences with…

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Literature Review and Case Studies from CurveBeam’s “Weight-Bearing CT of the Foot and Ankle” Webinar

On February 23, Dr. Alexej Barg, an orthopedic surgeon at University of Utah Health Care,…

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CurveBeam Selected to Join The OrthoForum

2017 is in full swing, and we at CurveBeam are excited about the prospects the…

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Announcing a CurveBeam Webcast: “Weight-Bearing CT of the Foot & Ankle – Literature Review and Indications for Use in the Clinic”

To delve into the effect Weight-Bearing CT scans can have on modern orthopedic medicine, we…

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Lower Limb Influence on Hindfoot Alignment

A recent study headed by L. Baverel, a distinguished French M.D., came out of the…

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Improved CT Foot and Ankle Analysis with True 3D

This video takes a look at EchoPixel’s latest technology, True 3D. A few studies are…

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CurveBeam’s Volunteer Day Warms Community

The holiday season is an excellent time for any company to celebrate and share its…

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CurveBeam’s Top 5 Moments of 2016

Founded in 2009, the news of CurveBeam and its advanced, compact 3D imaging devices spread…

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Comparison of Three Hindfoot Alignment Measurements: Radiographic Hindfoot Moment Arm, Radiographic Hindfoot Alignment Angle, and TALAS

Dr. Matthew Welck presented findings from a study overseen by Dr. Mark Myerson at the…

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Value of 3D Reconstructions of CT Scans for Calcaneal Fracture Assessment

Operative fracture treatment of irregularly shaped bones, such as the calcaneus, scapula and scaphoid, demands…

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Healthcare costs have skyrocketed in recent years

This trend has bewildered patients, who see their medical bills ballooning with no commensurate improvement…

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Weight Bearing CT Sheds Light on Understanding of Rotational Dynamics in Syndesmosis

As the orthopaedic and podiatric specialties continue to advance, there is great potential for technology…

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pedCAT Shown to be Most Effective Imaging Option for Mülller-Weiss Disease

The CurveBeam pedCAT imaging system was recently recommended as an incredibly beneficial option for the…

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Weight Bearing CT Advances Planning for Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery

Think of a surgical procedure like a construction project. No contractor would build a building…

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Webinar Recap: “Using Weight Bearing CT to Guide Clinical Decisions”

Dr. Steven K Neufeld, MD, presented “Using Weight Bearing CT to Guide Clinical Decisions” on…

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pedCAT: A Positive User Experience

“After using the pedCAT for a year, I am very impressed with how much I need it, and how many different things I use it for,” Dr. Bob Baravarian said at the 2015 Western Foot and Ankle Conference held in Anaheim, Cali. The California Podiatric Medical Association hosted the meeting at the end of June. Dr. Baravarian cited Hallux Rigidus as one example where pedCAT imaging has been helpful because he is able to properly assess the sesamoids. Dr. Baravarian confirmed his practice is realizing positive revenue streams as a result of the device.
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Diagnostic Options for Freiberg’s Avascular Necrosis

The underlying causes of avascular necrosis of the second metatarsal head are not totally understood, but early diagnosis is essential. Delayed treatment can result in a collapse of the articular surface, making treatment more difficult. Dr. Bob Baravarian, DPM, explained his preferred methods for diagnosing the condition in the May 2015 issue of Podiatry Today. An X-Ray will show the overall contour and alignment of the metatarsal head. MRI is one option for a secondary study, but edema and swelling can limit visualization of the surrounding bone region, Dr. Baravarian explained. Weight bearing CT scans, meanwhile, clearly show the bones and joints and how they are aligned. Weight bearing CT is "our go-to imaging study," Dr. Baravarian said in the article. "With adequate diagnostic testing and proper patient and procedure selection, one can treat avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head with good to excellent outcomes," Dr. Baravarian said. Dr. Baravarian is the director of University Foot and Ankle Institute in Los Angeles. His practice offers weight bearing CT imaging services.
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pedCAT: Optimal Visualization of Metal Implants and Hardware

  One advantage of CT imaging over MRI imaging is the ability to scan patients…

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pedCAT: Visualizing the Sesamoids in a Hallux Valgus Deformity

Dr. Robert Weinstein, DPM,  recently lectured at The International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Education…

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Case Study: pedCAT vs. Radiographs

A patient sought a second opinion for the cause of her medial foot and ankle pain. The treating physician used plain radiographs to diagnose her with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction/partial tear and degenerative joint disease of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tarsometatarsal joints. The treating physician also noted a “chip” of bone on the inside of the ankle. The treating physician planned on performing a flat foot reconstruction, a posterior tibial tendon repair, and a tarsometatarsal joint fusion. The physician performing the second opinion noted the patient’s discomfort over the medial ankle gutter was much more significant than over the posterior tibial tendon and the spring ligament. The patient had minimal discomfort through the tarsometatarsal joints. The physician performing the second opinion ordered a weight bearing pedCAT study to assess the midfoot DJD and to better evaluate the midtarsal joint and ankle joint. The pedCAT study clearly documented a degenerative process in the medial ankle gutter with a bony impingement. On secondary exam, the majority of the symptoms arose from the medial ankle gutter. If the flat foot reconstruction was performed as planned, the talus would have been dorsiflexed and the tibio-talar impingement would have been worsened. The pedCAT images helped prevent an un-necessary surgery, while directing the physician to the appropriate pathology.
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pedCAT: Weight Bearing CT Views of Lisfranc conditions

Lisfranc injuries can easily be missed on traditional radiographs. One research study tried to determine the level of accuracy when using plain radiographs to assess midfoot conditions. Their results confirmed a high incidence of missed diagnosis even by experienced observers.¹ “Radiographic evaluation is crucial in the diagnosis…Weight bearing views are more sensitive since tarso-metatarsal instability may be revealed…The threshold for cross sectional imaging such as multi-detector CT should be low,” according to the study. With the pedCAT, it is possible to get a weight bearing, three dimensional scan at the point of care. The tarso-metatarsal joint can be viewed without any superimposition from surrounding anatomy. Delaying a 3D scan can be detrimental to recovery. “The identification of Lisfranc joint injury can be difficult and is often not detected on initial presentation to the accident department. This is important because of the correlation between delay in treatment, particularly more than six months, and poor functional outcome,” the study reported. Click on the blog post title to see examples of weight bearing CT scans of Lisfranc injuries.
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Webinar: Dr. Erik Nilssen – A New Paradigm in Foot & Ankle Diagnosis

“Patients come to my practice with an expectation of a higher level of care, that they’re getting the best. With the pedCAT, I am able to give them information immediately, and they leave feeling this was well worth the trip.” – Dr. Erik Nilssen Learn how the pedCAT has changed Dr. Nilssen’s clinical practice in a webinar hosted by Foot & Ankle International and Foot & Ankle Specialist. We hope you can join us! Click on the title of the blog post for the link to sign up.
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pedCAT: Will it Fit?

The pedCAT has been deployed to a range of medical facilities – from large hospitals to single physician practices. Each site has its own unique requirements, and CurveBeam works with each customer to ensure the first weight bearing CT scanner dedicated to the foot & ankle meets all safety requirements. Because the pedCAT is an ultra low dose device, the shielding infrastructure required is similar to that of a plain X-Ray device. The pedCAT does not need to be in a lead lined room. Because of its compact size and relatively minimal required shielding, the pedCAT can easily fit into a practice with limited space. Click on the title of this post to see some examples.
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New Study: pedCAT Allows for More Accurate Bone Angle Measurements than Radiographs or CT

A study published in Foot and Ankle Surgery compared three common angle measurements of the foot taken from non-weight bearing CT, weight bearing digital radiographs, and weight bearing pedCAT scans. The study concludes, "The angles differed between radiographs, CT and pedCAT, indicating that only pedCAT is able to detect the correct angles... pedCAT prevents inaccuracies of projection and foot orientation in contrast to radiographs due to the 3D dataset which is principally independent from projection and foot orientation." The study also found the average image acquisition time for the pedCAT (average 270 seconds) was 70 percent faster than with radiographs and 35 percent faster than with CT. The study was authored by Martinus Richter, Bernd Seidl, Zech Stefan, and Sarah Hahn.
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High Resolution Imaging

pedCAT scans give you one of the highest resolution views of the foot and ankle available. And those high resolution views are infinite - physicians can view the foot and ankle from the axial, coronal and sagittal planes by scrolling through .5 mm slices. The average medical CT slice, in comparison, is about 1 mm – 5 mm thick.
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pedCAT: Improved Outcomes

The message at RSNA Annual Meeting this past November was clear: new US healthcare laws mean the practice of radiology is no longer about volume, but value. “We are focusing on quality metrics. It’s becoming important for us to become champions of quality in our institutions,” said Dr. Vijay Rao, MD, in a course at the meeting. How could a pedCAT add value to your practice? We might get an idea by looking at a comparable new technology. Breast tomosynthesis mammography provides 3D imaging for breast cancer screening, similar to the way the pedCAT provides 3D imaging for the foot and ankle. Breast tomosynthesis technology can detect breast cancers earlier than traditional 2D mammography, and can more accurately pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities, according to the Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging Department. Dr. Liane Philpotts, professor of diagnostic radiology at the Yale School of Medicine, called tomosynthesis a “game changer” and a “win-win.” In the same way, the pedCAT eliminates variability, helps lead to better diagnoses, and makes both you and your patients more confident that treatment will result in better outcomes. Dr. Erik Nilssen, MD, said the pedCAT helps him determine exactly when to allow patients to ambulate, “based on our ability to monitor fracture healing and fusion rates.” Also, pedCAT scans can take the guesswork out of hindfoot alignment, said Dr. Martin O’Malley, MD, because they allow for reproducible measurements. “We’ve never had a reproducible measurement,” until now, he said. To see an example of a pedCAT scan that led to a more accurate diagnosis, click on the blog post title.
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pedCAT: Easy to Incorporate into Your Medical Facility

The pedCAT system and your iPhone charger have something in common…you can plug them both in anywhere! That’s right. The pedCAT plugs into any standard 120 volt power outlet (or 220 volt outlet in certain countries). We suggest the pedCAT be connected to a dedicated line to prevent interference from other equipment as a precaution, although it is not required. The pedCAT’s simple power requirements are one of the factors that make it easy to integrate into any office workflow – even offices that have limited free space. Click on the blog post title to see some examples.
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