The new Chiropractic Straight Arm (CSA) system with Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) has garnered 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to 20/20 Imaging, a division of Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.
The company said the DDR technology allows low-cost, high-speed capture of static and dynamic images. A cine loop with the DDR technology allows one view acquisition on conventional digital radiography to provide up to a 20-second snapshot of anatomical motion, according to 20/20 Imaging.
Other features of the compact CSA include detailed bone and soft tissue visualization with a 17” x 17” field of view detector as well as predetermined anatomy-specific patient positioning to help simplify workflow. The company emphasized that flexibility and range of motion of the CSA system accommodate a variety of patient positioning needs from standing to lying on a table and those using wheelchairs.
20/20 Imaging also noted the combination of CSA and DDR enables one to obtain dynamic views of the cervical spine during flexion and extension, a key attribute that can be helpful with the documentation of whiplash injuries.
“CSA with DDR is the next-generation imaging solution allowing chiropractors to examine and measure a patient’s biomechanics and musculoskeletal injury, including whiplash, and more confidently evaluate treatment follow-up,” noted Bob Salzman, the president of 20/20 Imaging. “Designed to boost clinical capabilities to the next level by capturing patient movement, CSA with DDR gives chiropractors the immediate results they need to make informed decisions faster.”