What is a mini C-arm?

What is a mini C-arm?

Mini C-arm is a mobile fluoroscope with less radiation exposure to the surgeon, patient and theatre personnel. It is used for intra-operative imaging of a host of procedures and its simplicity of use, low cost and compact nature make it popular for routine use.

How much radiation is in a mini C-arm?

Results: The mean in-beam radiation exposures with the use of the mini and standard C-arms were 3,720 mR/h and 6,540 mR/h, respectively. The mini C-arm had universally less radiation exposure than the standard C-arm in the clinical configurations tested.

What is Ortho scan?

The Orthoscan FD-OR introduced the world to extremity imaging with flat detector technology. Its CMOS detector delivers high resolution images with over 16,000 levels of grey to ensure optimum detail is displayed.

What is a C arm used for?

C-Arm gets its name from the C-shaped arm present in the device, which is used to connect the x-ray source and the detector. These C-Arm machines are widely used during orthopedic, complicated surgical, pain management (Anesthetics) and emergency procedures.

Do you need lead for Mini C arm?

Surgeons and first assistants should use the mini-C arm in the vertical position as much as possible, and wear lead-lined glasses and other protective clothing, he told Medscape Medical News.

How much radiation do you get from C-arm?

With ionising radiation produced by a standard C-arm, this is roughly equal to equivalent doses of 0.113 μSv per lateral image and 0.043 μSv per PA image 16.

How far from C-arm is safe?

Adjust distance. Your patient’s exposure to radiation increases exponentially by how close the patient is to the x-ray tube. Try to position your patient as far as possible from the tube. Ideally, your patient should be 12-15 inches away.

What is the C arm used for?

A mobile C-arm is a medical imaging device that is 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.