Mini C-Arm Advantages & Disadvantages

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 especially true with bunion surgery, facture dislocations, intra-articular injections, stress views and fracture fixations.

Mini-C-Arm Advantages:

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Mini C-Arm

  • Smaller in size, so you get better workplace access
  • Surgeon-operated and doesn’t require a radiographer.
  • Can reduce delays and lower the cost of surgery.
  • Reduces the screening time and scattered radiation dose for the patient, surgeon and staff.
  • Better accuracy and enhanced maneuverability.
  • Perform scanning of the shoulders, knees, legs, ankles, and smaller body parts with precision and accuracy.
  • Perform limited orthopedic studies.
    Scan the hands and the feet of a patient incredibly well and with detail.

Mini C-Arm Disadvantages:

  •  Conduct studies on the spine of a patient.
  • Conduct studies on the torso of a patient.
  • Perform pain management.
  • Conduct studies on the peripheral vascular.
  • Scan anything that is larger than the shoulder or knee of a patient, (varies depending on the size of the patient).
  • Because the mini C-Arm has a small low power X-ray generator and a small field of view, the image quality of a traditional C-Arm is better.
  • Can only be used for extremity surgery, while a conventional C-Arm can be used for both axial and extremity surgery.

At Pacific Healthcare Imaging, we offer high-quality, new, used refurbished, and rental  mini c-arms, as well as other imaging equipment at wholesale cost. 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.

Contact our experienced technicians for help with your medical imaging requirement.