The Persona CS Mobile fluoroscopy system is an advanced C-arm Mobile tool to allow single-unit positioning, even in small environments. The benefits of the Persona CS Mobile by Fuji are:
The lightweight C-arm offers easy access on the operating table. With a large diameter, it can be maneuvered based on the surgeon’s needs. The two-on-one platform allows seamless gliding — and color-coded system locks keep your imaging system in place.
The multi-touch operator console and live image display are paired with full control over your exam parameters from any side. The operation display unit (a 27-inch 4MP monitor) allows you to view, edit, and process any images in real time.
You can adjust the articulated arm based on the angle or height. The slim monitor allows complete clarity, while sustaining driver sight lines.
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Surgical c-arm machines are commonly used for spinal, orthopedic, and interventional pain management operations. A c-arm can be used for spinal infusion, joint injections, kyphoplasty, radiofrequency ablation, epidural injections, and spinal cord stimulation.
In essence, the c-arm is a medical imaging tool. And it gets its name from its C-shape. It holds X-ray tubes and image detectors in place, allowing doctors to have real-time, continuous imaging during operations. Physicians can see patients’ anatomy and ensure precision during complex operations.
Important factors for c-arm equipment are: image quality, image storage capabilities, user-friendliness, mobility, philosophy time, price, service, and support.
With these qualities in place, a c-arm will allow the surgeon to have the up-to-date information that they need to provide an accurate diagnosis, device placement, and efficient procedure. It helps to minimize the risk of procedures to enhance patient outcomes without complications.
There are several distinct advantages of using a surgical C-arm, such as improved patient outcomes. With real-time X-ray imaging, medical providers can make better, more accurate decisions during the procedure. This reduces the risk of complications.
Let’s examine some of the primary benefits in more detail:
A surgical C-arm eliminates the necessity of multiple X-ray scans. This increases the procedure’s efficiency and complexity with real-time imaging.
C-arms can be used for more than one procedure, from neurosurgery to orthopedic surgery to interventional radiology and beyond. It becomes an essential tool for providing diverse solutions for your patients.
High-quality imagery is key in identifying a patient’s anatomy, instruments, and devices during your surgery.
The patient can enjoy more comfort during the procedure and after. Enhanced visibility allows you to make smaller incisions and minimize the invasiveness of your operation.
Fluoroscopy refers to an imaging technique utilizing X-rays. With fluoroscopy, a physician can properly place devices and instruments such as stents during a procedure. It can help maximize the patient’s health outcome while reducing the risks of complications after the procedure.
You can guide spinal injections with the use of fluoroscopy. This includes nerve blocks and epidural injections. The physician will leverage fluoroscopy during these procedures to ensure the needle is positioned properly for the delivery of medication in the right location.
Angiography helps you visualize the blood vessels and see if there is narrowing or blockages. When a dye is injected into the blood vessels, blockages are highlighted via X-rays, thanks to fluoroscopy.
During barium studies, the patient drinks a chalky barium liquid. This outlines their internal organs and allows you to examine the digestive tract, such as the stomach, small intestine, and esophagus to reveal any abnormalities.
A small metal device called a stent allows blood vessels that are blocked to be held open. Fluoroscopy can guide the identification of the proper location to place the stent and to avoid complications.
During a catheterization procedure, the physician leverages fluoroscopy to maintain visualization of the catheter and position it correctly. It can also be used in angioplasty or to place pacemakers.
Performing biopsies on bone marrow, livers, and more are aided by fluoroscopy to ensure the needle is properly placed to extract the tissue sample.
Arthritis, shoulder, knee, hip, and other joints that may be suffering from arthritis can be treated via fluoroscopy-guided injections.
While fluoroscopy is an excellent visual guide for performing procedures inside the body, it does carry some risks. Be sure to have a discussion with your patients about the benefits and risks beforehand.
Primarily, the difference between a c-arm with an image intensifier and one that has a flat panel detector (FPD) is the technology behind the images. With an image intensifier, an electron-based device is responsible for converting X-rays to individual visible images.
The device amplifies the electrons from the X-rays, which enter a phosphor screen through a glass window. This creates an emitted light response and an image that a camera can capture for display.
While image intensifiers can come with high spatial resolution and fast image acquisition, they are more vulnerable to image degradation with use. Furthermore, ambient light can affect the end product.
On the other hand, flat panel detectors use photodiodes to convert X-rays directly into electrical signals. The solid-state device allows for processing of the X-rays into an image that is higher in quality and low noise with high dynamic range.
They are also less vulnerable to degradation, and ambient light does not negatively affect overall image quality. When high-speed imaging, such as angiography, is needed, faster image acquisition makes flat panel detectors preferable.
Selecting between C-arm equipment options comes down to your medical center’s specific needs. If you have any questions, contact us at RGS Healthcare for more information. Let’s build a better environment for patients together.