What it is
The Ziehm mobile C-arm is an intraoperative X-ray that uses an 180 degree rotation to construct 3D datasets for surgical purposes. The C-arm is compatible with neuro-navigation and is often used collaboratively. This device provides X-ray images in real time, allowing the surgeon to monitor progress at any point during the operation.
Who can benefit
The mobile C-arm is ideal for orthopedic, trauma and spinal surgeries.
How it works
A C-arm is a generator (X-ray source) and an image intensifier or flat-panel detector. The C-shaped connecting arm allows movement in all directions, so that X-ray images of the patient can be produced from almost any angle.
The image intensifier or detector converts the X-rays into a visible image that is displayed on the C-arm monitor. The surgeon can identify details on the image such as blood vessels, bones, kidney stones and the position of implants and instruments at any time.
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