Halifax Biomedical has developed its RSA offerings with ongoing support and collaboration with academic and corporate partners. These partnerships are critical in developing cutting-edge technology to deliver the best outcome metrics in orthopaedics.
Leiden University Medical Center
The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) Department of Orthopaedics and the Division of Image Processing have developed an advanced RSA analysis system. This Model-Based RSA (MBRSA) software is the first of its kind and has the capability to rapidly analyze orthopaedic prosthesis motion in 3D from calibrated stereo roentgen images without the need to attach special markers to the prostheses. Halifax Biomedical inc. has been utilizing this software for many years and continues to work closely with the LUMC as they develop more advanced measurement methods. Current and future work by LUMC in Image-Based RSA opens many opportunities for Halifax Biomedical including the development of pre-operative spine assessment techniques.
Dalhousie University / Capital District Health Authority
The Dalhousie University Division of Orthopaedics, in conjunction with the Capital District Health Authority (CDHA) in Halifax, Nova Scotia has been a partner of Halifax Biomedical since its inception in 2004. CDHA’s Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center was the first center to receive the Halifax SR Suite and has been the site of numerous RSA studies. These studies include RSA monitoring of implants for hip, knee, ankle, and spine arthroplasty. Halifax Biomedical continues to collaborate with physicians and researchers at Dalhousie, CDHA, and the IWK Health Centre on orthopaedics research for improving patient care.