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RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Besides individual solutions for OEMs, Pearl Technology AG also offers solutions for research institutes.

Can’t you find suitable solutions to achieve optimum study results?
Do standard products that are available in the market not completely fulfill their purpose?

In the past, Pearl Technology AG contributed to the successful execution of research projects by providing individual patient positiong aids for well-known universities and institutes.

As a leading partner for placement, positioning and immobilization of patients, we are more than happy to also support you in your research with our know-how.

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PROJECTS IN RADIOLOGY

Reference Project pqCT


Assignment

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints. Patients suffer from chronic pain and swelling, primarily of the small joints of fingers and toes. The chronic inflammation limits the joints’ functionality and can destroy it completely over time. The disease has a significant impact on the quality of life and capabilities of the patients.
To investigate the destruction of joints, with a special focus on bone structures of the joint, a high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT-system has been utilized at Schulthess Clinic together with ETH Zurich. To examine finger joints and wrist, a specific positioning aid needed to be developed.

Key Challenge

To develop a positioning aid that easily adapts to the broad variety of deformed hands/fingers and helps to comfortably immobilize the patient without causing additional pain. Further, the positioning aid needed to be incrementally adjustable to every single patient.

Solution

A new technology that allows gentle, even and stable immobilization throughout the entire exam using a cylindrical design with maximum flexibility.




Reference Project Neonate


Assignment

Developing a positioning system which allows you to conduct head examinations with neonates. These examinations with the Connectom Neonatal System took place at St. Thomas Hospital, KCL London.

Key Challenge

To develop a positioning system in very small dimensions which facilitates head examinations with neonates in the Connectome Neonatal System. The system allows an easy adaptation to the individual anatomy of the newborn and leads to decreased motion artifacts and thus to more reliable results.

Solution


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