C-Arm Technology

C-Arm technology has dramatically improved in the past few years.  Mobile C-Arms are delivering the same high quality images that costly fixed-arm platforms are delivering.  They are also getting easier and easier to use.

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Flat panel CMOS image detectors are allowing surgeons to magnify images without increasing radiation dose or losing clarity. By using low-dose radiation, they are capturing superior high quality images. 4K monitors are easy with today’s newer systems.

Cooling systems:

C-Arms are the workhorse of medical imaging devices. However, when used for hours on end overheating can be an issue,  procedures are stopped.  Technicians either have to get replacement machine or wait until the unit cools off.

Now, C-Arm technology has provided c-arms with advanced liquid cooling systems that maintain a constant circulation of fluid through an imaging tube and cooling reservoir.  This prevents overheating and keeps the system working.

New C-Arms:

The newest C-Arms have smaller footprints, so the imaging units take up less space.  In addition, improved motorized mechanisms deliver pinpoint control when placing the C-Arm into position. There are also smart anti-collision features that sound the alert if the arm is close to coming in contact with the table or a patient and it will also shut down if it’s moved any closer.

  • Newer C-Arms have user-friendly touchscreen controls, so programming settings between cases is intuitive and quick.
  • Anatomic- and procedure-specific profiles allow you to calibrate C-Arms for cases with the touch of a button.
  • The profiles change the scale of the captured images and adjust contrast in order to optimize the unit for pediatric, abdominal or extremity surgeries.
  • Settings automatically adjust the radiation dose as well, differentiating between the amount needed in order to capture images during major spine procedures and extremity surgeries.
  • There are also “position save and recall” features.  This allows surgeons to set an arm to an exact position; save the position; and return to it within mere millimeters —with just the push of a button.

Managing Images:

Advanced software systems on newer machines capture digital images for storing or sending to picture archiving and communication systems through a secure network or for storage.

3D Viewing:

3D imaging of targeted anatomy can help surgeons better reduce distal radial joint fractures. The field of view delivered by 3D C-Arms lets surgeons achieve the axial cut. This helps make sure the reduction is properly placed during repairs of tibial plateau fractures.

Contact us at Pacific Healthcare Imaging; our technicians will help you acquire the best C-Arm system for your needs.

We offer high-quality new, used, and refurbished Mini, Compact, and Full-Size C-Arm machines at wholesale cost, as well as available  through our rental plans.  We offer a wide variety of medical imaging systems from brand names like GE, Sonosite, Hologic, Ziehm, Phillips, Siemens and more, at a discounted rate.

At Pacific Healthcare Imaging, we sell and support pre-owned, used and refurbished c-arms and other diagnostic imaging systems for medical facilities. We only sell the highest quality used and refurbished medical imaging equipment, specializing in C-ArmsMini C-ArmsPortable Ultrasounds and more.