A Side-by-Side Comparison Of The PatellaVision™ X-ray Frame

side by side comparison

*The PatellaVision X-ray Frame now supports CR and DR imaging. The x-ray plate, whether digital or CR, will now fit into the metal brackets used to hold the x-ray film securely in place. Take a look at the new design.

PatellaVision™ X-ray Frame Axial Viewer ®
Allows the x-ray technician to produce the axial view with a consistent, easily reproducible technique. Because it is not locked into a steady position, it produces an inconsistent technique that is hard to reproduce.
Large and small legs will rest safely on the frame platform.
A strap is applied to the lower extremities to maintain the knees in neutral rotation.
Too narrow to allow large patients to rest comfortably while being x-rayed.
Imaging both knees allows for comparison of tracking patterns. Too narrow for both knees to be easily compared.
Built of highly durable materials, welded stainless steel, and a high impact synthetic surface so that it will last indefinitely in a busy clinical practice. Not sturdy and easily breakable. Made of wood - birch laminate.
The cassette "arms" are movable to allow the patient to move their legs easily onto the frame. The cassette "arms" are fixed and make it hard for the patient to move their legs easily onto the frame.
The cassette "arms" allow the tech to position the cassette above the anterior surface of the patient's leg. The two spring loaded arms securely holds the 14 x 17 x-ray cassette without touching the patient's skin. The heavy cassette rests on the patient's leg and is not locked into a steady position.
Patients with acute injuries and post-operative knee surgery patients will find the PatellaVision™ to be more comfortable. Each cassette holding arm retracts completely to allow the patient to move on/off the frame holder quite easily. Narrow design and non-adjustable "arms" make it uncomfortable for patients to move on/off the table.
The PatellaVision is supported on a rolling wheel base, which allows it to be smoothly transported by the x-ray technician. The Axial Viewer® has to be dragged along the floor. There are no wheels for it to be transported.
The synthetic leg support surface is easily cleaned between patients. The wood surface is not easily kept sanitary.