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All You Need to Know About C-Arms

Jun 13, 2008
A C-Arm refers to a piece of equipment that is now widely used in hospitals and elite doctors' offices. The C-Arm (also commonly referred to as an x-ray image intensifier or Fluoroscope) takes x-rays and uses them to produce a "live feed" that is then displayed on a TV screen.

C-Arms have been used with growing frequency in the medical field since it was released as a technology in the 1950s.

There are two general ways in which a C-Arm machine in used: as a fixed piece of machinery that is kept in one particular screening room, or as mobile equipment that can be used in a theatre for lectures and the like.

Fixed C-Arms are used in the majority of hospitals for many different reasons. Some common situations that might require the use of a C-Arm are barium studies, fertility studies, therapeutic studies, cardiac studies, endoscopy studies, and angiography studies.

Mobile C-Arms are smaller than their fixed counterpart so that they can easily be transported to various destinations. As technology continues to grow, mobile C-Arms continue to become more and more powerful.

Mobile C-Arms are typically used in hospitals for therapeutic procedures in theatre, neurological imaging in theatre, endovascular imaging in theatre, and orthopedic imaging in theatre.

While all of this sounds helpful for the medical field, it's important to understand the attractiveness of the C-Arm to patients.

C-Arms are precise in their readings and help to reduce the amount of discomfort that the patient feels. Using C-Arms during various surgical or non-surgical procedures helps to minimize invasiveness.

On the financial side of things, the use of C-Arms leads to more cost-effective outpatient care in hospitals.

The versatility of C-Arms is also something that attracts the medical field; these machines can be used during spinal, orthopedic and general surgeries as well as with urology, vascular, neurovascular, and cardiac applications. This versatility is just one of the many reasons that C-Arms are typically used in the majority of hospitals.

Physicians undoubtedly appreciate the accurate and instant information that these pieces of equipment are able to report, while x-ray lab technicians will enjoy the simplicity of the machinery and the elaborate information that is given.

Since the invention of the C-Arm by in 1952, the technology has continued to grow and improve. The abundant benefits that the C-Arm provides to hospitals around the country speak for themselves: this technology has greatly improved the medical field.
About the Author
Wendy Moyer is an independent writer and journalist. Further information on C-Arms can be found on the website of Ziehm Imaging. Ziehm Imaging offers a wide variety of models of C-Arms to the medical field.
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