Here at Atlantis Worldwide, we sell a lot of C-Arms. We sell so many that the sales cycle is second nature to us. We know what we need to do to make sure your C-Arm is ready for clinical use. Our customers, however, don't buy C-Arms nearly as often as we sell them. So it is completely understandable if you don't know exactly what you need to do in order to prepare your facility for your new C-Arm.
What We Do
- Atlantis will refurbish your pre-owned C-Arm to like-new condition. You can read (and see) all about the refurbishment process by clicking HERE.
- Once refurbishment is complete, our engineers test the C-Arm fully to ensure functionality and calibrate all necessary components, specifically radiation output and field of view.
- We deliver the C-Arm to your location.
- We install the C-Arm at your location and fill out the FDA 2579 documentation. The FDA 2579 Form is a necessary report that needs to be fill out when installing all diagnostic X-Ray equipment and filed with the FDA and the state that the system is installed in. The physicist (as you will read later in this blog) will need to see this form filled out completely and accurately in order to perform his tests.
What You Need To Do
- Registration and Compliance: It is your responsibility to make sure that your facility is compliant with necessary regulations and that you are appropriately registered with your state. What you need to do will be different depending on what state you live in. Some states will require lead shielding or lead-lined walls, others may be as simple as paying a fee. In order to learn what you need to do, we suggest contacting the department of heath in your state. This is something that you should clarify long before your C-Arm is delivered.
- Schedule Physicist inspection: Once we have finished installing the C-Arm at your location, it is your responsibility to schedule a physicist inspection. The physicist's objective will be to ensure that your C-Arm is patient ready and safe to use. In doing so, he will test for overall functionality and make sure that the image quality and radiation output meets necessary standards. Scheduling your physicist inspection in advance will help you avoid delays. If possible, try to schedule the inspection on the same day as the installation so that our engineers can make any adjustments that the physicist deems as needed.
Hopefully this article helped inform you of the process that needs to be implemented when a C-Arm is purchased. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact Alex Silbergleit at (212) 366 9100 x 190 or via email at email@example.com and he will be more than happy to help.
Some blogs you may have missed:
- Your Image: The Importance of Upgrading Your Diagnostic Monitors
- 10 Safety Tips for C-Arm Fluoroscopic Procedures
- Changing the Game: Xbox to X-Ray
- Most Interesting Medical Imaging Articles this Year
- Back From Orlando with ASCA Roll the Dice C-Arm Winners!
Meet the author: Alex Silbergleit