C-Arm Purchase

c-arm purchase

C-Arm Purchase Considerations: C-Arm Purchase decision is simple but choosing the right for your practice can be overwhelming.  Without having adequate knowledge, the search process can become information overload with the wide variety of brands, sizes, and costs involved. In the end, the deciding factor in your C-Arm purchase comes down to what type of imaging…

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C-Arm Types – Examples

C Arm Machine

There are four types of C-Arm that vary in sizes and specialization. The four types are Mini C-arm, Compact C-Arms, Full-Size C-Arms, and Super C C-Arms. Mini C-Arm: The Mini C-Arm the common size is 4”/6” image intensifier that specializes in scanning extremities such as hands, feet, ankles, knees, elbows, and shoulders (depending on the…

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Mini C-Arm Radiation Information

mini c-arm radiation

Radiation Exposure: Mini C-Arm radiation exposure is less then with the conventional C-arm. Radiation exposure should be kept to the absolute minimum to the patient and the surgeon, and ionizing Radiation Regulation (2000) requires that the radiation exposure be clinically justified and: Performed by a trained professional. Kept to as minimal exposure as possible, or…

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Major C-Arm Companies

Major C-Arm

Major C-Arm Companies – Differences to Consider When Purchasing Imaging Equipment. Major C-Arm companies are GE, Philips, Siemens, Ziehm, Hologic, and SonoSite. Cost? When it comes to the cost of a C-Arm what matters the most is the age of the C-Arm, features, as well as the brand & model. For example, a Philips Pulsera can…

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Mini C-Arm Advantages & Disadvantages

Hologic Fluoroscan Mini C-Arm

Mini c-arms produce a small detector area, uses lower laser power, has tight beam collimation and uses the new technique of pulse fluoroscopy.  Because it’s  simple to use and compact, it’s popular for routine use, especially for hand, ankle and foot surgeries. They have also contributed toward making procedures less invasive and costly.  This is…

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Mobile C-Arm

Mobile C-Arm

What is a Mobile C-Arm? Mobile C-Arms are medical imaging devices that are based on X-ray technology and can be used flexibly in various ORs within a clinic. The name is derived from the C-shaped arm used to connect the X-ray source and X-ray detector to one another.  Since the introduction of the first C-arm…

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Consider Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment

Consider Buying Refurbished Medical

MRI systems, portable x-rays, c-arms, and other medical equipment is vital for things to run smoothly in your hospital or doctor office, however it also comes at a price. When a machine starts to malfunction or it’s time for an additional piece of equipment, it’s time to start thinking about budgets and how much you can pay…

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Buying a C-Arm System Considerations

Ziehm Quantum C-Arm

Buying C-arm that is right for your practice can get a little overwhelming. Without having adequate knowledge, the search process can become information overload with the wide variety of brands, sizes, and costs involved. In the end, the deciding factor comes down to what type of imaging work you intend to do at your facility. If…

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Examples of Types of C-Arms

types of c-arms

There are four types of C-Arm that vary in sizes and specialization. The four types are Mini C-arm, Compact C-Arms, Full-Size C-Arms, and Super C C-Arms. Mini C-Arm: The Mini C-Arm the common size is 4”/6” image intensifier that specializes in scanning extremities such as hands, feet, ankles, knees, elbows, and shoulders (depending on the…

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C-Arm Service Contract

Ziehm Quantum C-Arm

Ongoing service of medical imaging equipment is essential, and it is important to remember that not all service contracts are created equally. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to provide your C-Arm services because of downtime. Make sure that the place you’re opting for has a reputation for providing efficient services and…

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C-Arm Upgrade

After-Market OEC Monitor Upgrade

During the pandemic, many elective procedures and normal operations in many imaging departments were put on hold, leading to an increase in cancellation for non-critical exams.  Now, C-Arms will need to be in good working order to meet hospital’s imaging demands. Hospital CEO’s and radiologists are under more pressure than ever to reduce funds without…

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Renting a C-Arm

Renting a C-Arm

Renting a C-Arm can be an attainable operating expense that fits into even modest budgets.  For many hospitals, clinics, or private imaging centers, buying a new or used C-Arm requires large capital expenditures. The greatest value of renting is the low risk it carries. It brings the equipment you need into your facility, and costs…

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Types of C-Arms

C-arm machines are used for a range of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical procedures.  They are flexible, and can be used in a variety of situations. C-Arms come in different sizes including Mini C-Arms, Compact C-Arms, Full-Size C-Arms.  Keep in mind there are also modifications for C-arms such as digital retrofit devices for analog…

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How to Perform a Basic C-Arm Diagnosis to Improve Image Quality

C-Arm scan Rental

Do you have poor image quality on your C-Arm? On older C-Arms, the image intensifier or the x-ray tube may need to be replaced or recalibrated, however sometimes a simple height adjustment of the C-arm can improve the image quality. Make sure the body part is centered to the tube. If the anatomy is below…

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What is a Mini C-Arm?

In 2004 Mini C-Arms or mobile c-arms came into the medical imaging market to help with orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and pediatric imaging. The smaller and mobile Mini-C-Arm gives high-quality digital images that can be sent to multiple locations simultaneously and can be dispatched far away without being deformed. Mini C-Arms Just like popular brands…

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