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