Institute of Sport Exercise and Health implements Halifax Biomedical Inc. Stereo Radiography solution
May 22, 2014

Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI), a Nova Scotia based company specializing in precision assessment of spine and joint-replacement micro-instability, is pleased to announce the implementation of their mobile Stereo Radiography solution at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Health (ISEH), University College London Hospitals (UCLH).

The Institute is a world leader in sport and exercise medicine. Research is being conducted looking at systems for returning injured elite athletes back to normal function, and capturing and recording the processes to enable enhancements in patient care as a whole. The Institute is developing imaging and minimally invasive interventions that will not just get people back to sport, but also allow them better function and a longer lifespan without major surgery.

“The Stereo Radiography (SR) analysis provides information far more accurate than CT or magnetic resonance for these purposes” says Professor Fares Haddad, a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgeon at University College Hospital and Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health.

“This new tool will allow us to further advance our research into the expansion of knee and hip arthroscopic techniques to deal with sports injuries, uncemented hip and knee prosthetic technology, new bearing surfaces and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision arthroplasty.”

“We are very excited to work with Professor Haddad and his world recognized team at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, University College London Hospitals” said Chad Munro, CEO of HBI. “Their leading edge work developing new techniques in the treatment of injuries will deliver better outcomes for athletes and the general public.”

Halifax Biomedical Inc
Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI) is an Orthopaedic Clinical Measurements company headquartered in Nova Scotia, Canada and a leading provider of proprietary Stereo Orthopaedic Radiography (SOR) imaging technology (HALIFAX exams). HBI focuses on two clinical problems: early detection of implant loosening for hip and knee joint replacements, and quantification of instability of the spinal column in patients with chronic low back pain.

Products provided by HBI to support HALIFAX exams include surgical bead inserters, bead sets, SOR imaging equipment, and centralized image processing services. The centralized processing of joint replacement images is performed by HBI’s image analysis experts using Model-based RSA software developed by HBI’s partner RSAcore of the Leiden, The Netherlands, University Medical Center.