C-Arm Uses and Definition

C-Arm Uses and Definition:

c-arm uses and definition


A medical imaging unit used primarily for fluoroscopic imaging during surgical and orthopedic procedures. A c-arm uses a computer workstation to view, manipulate, store and transfer the images.

The C-Arm is named for the C-shaped arm used to connect the x-ray source and x-ray detector to one another.

The first C-arm was introduced in 1955,  and the technology is rapidly changing each year. Today, mobile imaging systems are a crucial part of everyday life.   Specialists in surgery, orthopedics, traumatology, vascular surgery and cardiology use c-arms for imaging during normal procedures.

 C-arm Uses:

Primarily used for fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging, in following:

  • Angiography studies (peripheral, central and cerebral).
  • Therapeutic studies (Line placements, transjugular biopsies, TIPS stent, embolizations).
  • Cardiac studies.
  • Orthopedic procedures.

How C-Arms Work:

A c-arm’s general makeup is a generator and an image intensifier or flat-panel detector. The C-shape allows movement in all directions so that images of the patient will be produced from almost any angle.

The devices provide high-resolution x-ray images immediately, allowing physicians to monitor progress and make any immediate corrections.  Hospitals, surgical centers, and clinics benefit from cost savings through fewer follow-up operations due to this preventative measure.

The physician identifies and checks details on the image such as bone structure, blood flow and other various images often captured with x-ray.


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