Glenbrook LabScope brings detailed in-vivo images to orthopaedic researchers

Randolph, NJ--Glenbrook Technologies' patented LabScope magnification fluoroscopy technology has revealed detailed in-vivo images of a rat's knee crucial in observing the reconstruction and healing process of a new surgical procedure.

Randolph, NJ--Glenbrook Technologies' patented LabScope magnification fluoroscopy technology has revealed detailed in-vivo images of a rat's knee. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan, NY said the images were crucial in observing the reconstruction and healing process of a new surgical procedure.

LabScope technology displays anatomical details in high resolution--up to 15 line pairs per millimeter--and up to 25X magnification, using low-dose radiation that requires minimal operator protection. The compact, low-cost system displayed the rat’s patella in highly detailed still images and motion studies that were saved to memory for future reference.

Subsequently, Glenbrook lent a LabScope to HSS for the staff to use to complete its research studies. Since then, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has purchased two LabScopes. The potential orthopaedic research applications of the LabScope cover a wide variety of small-animal imaging studies.

Glenbrook Technologies, founded in 1983, has developed numerous X-ray technologies for the animal research industry as well as the electronic, medical device, and security industries. In 2009 the company received both a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey and an Invention Advancement Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.

--Posted by Gail Overton; gailo@pennwell.com; www.laserfocusworld.com.

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