Planmed Verity, a new, mobile extremity scanner for orthopedic imaging of the extremities receives the CE mark and thus, is now available for sale in the EU and many other countries where the CE certificate permits sales.
Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner utilizes cone-beam CT (CBCT) technology that provides fast and accurate low-dose 3D imaging of peripheral skeletal fractures and disorders at the point-of-care. The compact, mobile device can be easily sited in any existing X-ray room, side-by-side with other imaging systems.
“As an all new approach to imaging of extremities, the Planmed Verity system has already raised a lot of interest within the field of orthopedic imaging. Now the pending system deliveries can begin”, says Mr. Vesa Mattila, Vice President of Planmed Oy.
Planmed’s innovation provides volumetric 3D imaging for accurate and fast diagnosis with a substantially lower radiation dose compared to conventional CT imaging. During the scan, which takes less than 20 seconds, images are acquired using a short X-ray pulse instead of continuous radiation. This enables a low radiation dose.
For optimum patient comfort the Planmed Verity features an adaptable, soft-surfaced gantry with a TearDrop™ -shaped bore optimized for orthopedic imaging. The gantry and positioning trays are easily adjustable for imaging for example a foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist, or elbow. Furthermore, special gantry movements allow weight-bearing 3D scans of a standing patient, a new way of extremity imaging which has not been possible with conventional CT scanners.
Planmed Oy and the Planmeca Group
Planmed Oy develops, manufactures, and markets advanced imaging equipment and accessories for mammography and orthopedic imaging. Planmed's extensive mammography product range covers digital and analog units, stereotactic biopsy devices, and breast positioning systems for an early detection of breast cancer. Within orthopedic 3D imaging Planmed offers low dose extremity CT imaging for quicker, easier and more accurate diagnosis at the point-of-care.
Planmed Oy exports more than 98% of its production to over 70 countries worldwide. The principal markets are Europe, Asia as well as North and Latin America where the company has considerable market shares. Planmed Oy is part of the Finland-based Planmeca Group which manufactures and markets advanced equipment for medical and dental fields. The Group employs approximately 2,400 professionals and the estimated turnover for the year 2012 is MEUR 750.