Planmed's Verity Extremity Scanner Gets FDA OK

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Planmed’s Verity Extremity scanner has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The Verity system, intended for X-ray computed tomography of the upper and lower extremities, utilizes 3D imaging to detect subtle fractures that could go undetected in 2D radiographs.

The Verity system is designed to be flexible with anatomy-specific imaging programs, movements, and carbon-fiber positioning trays. The adjustable gantry and motorized positioning allows for a comfortable patient experience during examination. The company says that Verity uses significantly lower doses of radiation than full-body CTs.

"Planmed Verity is the first and only CT system in the world that can image seated, supine and standing patients. We are excited that this innovative, low dose orthopedic imaging system is now available also in the U.S.," said Vesa Mattila, vice president of Planmed Oy, in a press release.