Secondary Care

World’s first Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity System to be installed

The first CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System in the world is to be installed at Cobalt Health’s Imaging Centre, Cheltenham, in the south west of England. Cobalt, a medical charity, has a history of assisting in the adoption of new services into the NHS by early investment in new technologies such as MRI and PET/CT. A long-standing Carestream customer, Cobalt was the first facility in the UK and Ireland to implement the Carestream MyVue Patient Portal and currently has both Carestream Vue RIS and Vue PACS installed.

The Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity System uses cone beam technology to provide pristine 3D images at the point of care, with an easy-open bore and patient access to allow weight- bearing studies not possible with traditional CT. Cobalt’s Chief Executive, Peter Sharpe said ‘Cobalt is proud to be working with Carestream to deliver the first cone beam CT service in the world using the pioneering Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity System. This new venture will fulfil Cobalt’s objective to develop new services to support patients across the UK.’