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Ideal Uses For Mobile C-Arms

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Wed, Feb 14, 2024 @ 11:02 AM

Mobile C-arms are game changers. That’s because they give you the ability to perform real-time, high-resolution X-ray images without being tethered to a fixed ASC-1

C-Arms are used in a variety of ways. They can provide continuous fluoroscopy, letting you view live images without acquiring them. They are used for a variety of procedures, allowing surgeons to make important decisions. They can be used for pulsed fluoroscopy, allowing the viewing of intermittent live images that can ultimately reduce dose during long procedures. They can also provide higher dose, single or multiple image acquisition which can be ideal in Digital Subtraction Angiography.

Mobile C-Arms are used in studies that requite maximum positional flexibility. They can be used in vascular and neurology procedures, cardiac procedures and general surgery, including orthopedic and urology procedures.

It’s important to first determine which kind of C-Arm fits your practice. You’ll need to decide if you need a C-Arm with a 9”, 12” or 13” image intensifier. The larger the image intensifier, the more expensive the C-Arm.

As a rule, a 9” image intensifier is perfect for general surgery, orthopedic procedures and urology procedures. Most come with the last image hold (LIH), image printing, limited image storage capacity and an export function.

For cardiac procedures, the 9” image intensifier is great, however you’ll need a C-Arm system with high image storage and high tube/generator capacity.

If you perform neurology and vascular procedures, a 12” C-Arm system is best because the larger field of view allows you to see a larger part of the body so you can perform the procedure in one shot. This C-Arm should come with a larger tube, larger generator capacity and larger image storage. If you are going to perform contrast imaging, you’ll also need Substruction and Road Map options.

While all types of C-Arms can be used to perform general surgery, urology procedures and orthopedic procedures, you will need additional storage and capabilities for vascular and cardiac exams.

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