A mobile C-Arm is a medical imaging device that is based on x-ray technology and is used for x-ray in Pain Centers, ER, Hospitals and other Physician offices.
The C-arm was introduced in 1955 and the technology is rapidly changing each year. Today, mobile imaging systems are an crucial part of everyday life: Specialists in fields such as surgery, orthopedics, traumatology, vascular surgery and cardiology use c-arms for imaging during normal procedures. The devices provide high-resolution x-ray images immediately, allowing the physician to monitor progress at any point and can make any immediate corrections. Hospitals, surgical centers, and clinics benefit from cost savings through fewer follow-up operations due to this preventative measure.
Why is it called a C-arm you ask? The name simply comes from the C-shaped arm used to connect the x-ray source (the x-ray tube) and x-ray detector (the image intensifier) to one another.
A C-arm is an imaging scanner intensifier. The name derives from the C-shaped arm used to connect the x-ray source and x-ray detector to one another. C-arms have radiographic capabilities, though they are used primarily for fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging during surgical, orthopedic and emergency care procedures. The devices provide high-resolution X-ray images in real time, thus allowing the physician to monitor progress and immediately make any corrections.
Ribeiro, J. P. (n.d.). C-arm x-ray machines: All you needed to know. PeekMed® Blog. http://blog.peekmed.com/c-arm-x-ray-machines.
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