Features of c-arms
The C-Arm features an input window and input phosphor, as well as electron optics, a vacuum, photocathode, and output window. You can find fixed pieces of equipment that are in the imaging area of the clinic or hospital, as well as mobile devices which can be taken to different areas, including the surgical theater if needed. Both of these are beneficial, but the mobile versions are smaller, and those are typically the ones that most will want to rent. Often, preset programs are available for ease of use. However, it is also possible to change the settings on the machine based on the needs of the patient at the time.
How c-arms work
The C-Arm works similarly to other imaging devices. The patient will go beneath the fluoroscopic imaging system, which can provide accurate images with far more comfort for the patient. Aside from being easy to use and providing more comfort for the patient, these machines also have lower x-ray doses than a typical machine. The camera will go directly over the patient, and the mobile versions are easily moveable to get the perfect image. The C-Arm will connect to the x-ray detector and source
The C-Arm machines receive their name from their C shape, and are useful for a variety of different types of medical procedures, including orthopedics and surgery. The devices are capable of imaging different areas of the body more easily than a typical x-ray machine, and they can still penetrate the thickest parts of the anatomy, such as the hips in patients of all sizes. They are a great choice for orthopedics, and that is one of their primary uses. The machines are helpful for surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
An imaging scanner intensifier.
- Vascular surgery
- Critical care
- Emergency care
- General Electric, GE
- Amber Diagnostics
- Ecoray Hologic