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Orthospect Spine Module

Simulating an Upright Position for High-Quality MR and CT Images of the Musculoskeletal System

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are essential for investigating pathological processes in the joints and spine. However, these examinations typically occur in supine or prone positions, which do not reflect the physiological conditions of everyday life. Patients with degenerative musculoskeletal disorders often experience pain during activities like walking or working, due to the load on discs and joints. In a lying position, joints and the spine are relaxed, potentially masking the causative pathology.

The Orthospect Spine module simulates an upright position, creating compression in the musculoskeletal system to allow for more significant MRI or CT examinations. This approach helps in identifying pathological alterations such as disc herniation pressing on a nerve or a luxating meniscus and makes it possible to detect pathologies that might otherwise remain hidden in traditional supine or prone examinations.

Special Features

Simulated Compression

The Orthospect Spine generates compression, providing a more accurate representation of physiological conditions during scanning.

Patient Positioning

During the examination, the patient wears a vest tightened with adjustable straps to the Orthospect device.

External Pressure Adjustment

The system allows for pressure adjustment from outside the shielded room, optionally for both legs or a single leg, enabling the simulation of load during walking.

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