What’s new in C-arms and tables?

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What’s new in C-arms and tables?

par Lisa Chamoff, Contributing Reporter | April 08, 2019
Operating Room
From the April 2019 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine


The company added a pinch to zoom feature, similar to a smartphone, and added more color coding to the user interface.

“The (graphical user interface) has been enhanced with improved annotations, color coding and improved patient searchability," Sivakumar said.

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An autosave feature and a way to add patient information manually was also added, and there is also a place to store the C-arm’s wireless foot pedal.

Orthoscan FD Pulse with 24in Monitor
Orthoscan
Over the past year, Orthoscan has made some updates to its FD Pulse, FD-OR and Mobile DI mini C-arms, adding a 24-inch touchscreen monitor, with a software experience similar to smartphones, to all three products, replacing a 20-inch non-touchscreen monitor.

The company is also launching a new family of mini C-arms that were pending FDA 510(k) clearance as of press time.

Called the TAU family, the new product line is “redefining the surgical possibilities of the mini C-arms, while keeping dose at record lows,” said Travis Prikryl, vice president of surgical sales at Orthoscan.

The TAU line will include the first mini with a specific indication for pediatric use, with 60 to 84 percent dose reduction over the FD Pulse.

“The way we’re achieving this is through specialized filtration including improved dose management algorithms,” Prikryl said. “It will offer an increase in image quality along with dose reduction. … Obviously, dose reduction is a major initiative in radiology nowadays for customers and patients alike. Focusing on the pediatric market allows us to drive our dose to the lowest possible.”

A larger detector will provide a greater than 15-centimeter by 15-centimeter viewing area to allow for viewing larger areas of extremities, such as the shoulder or higher up on the leg, Prikryl said.

The product will also offer an enhanced cybersecurity package to secure the equipment from current and future cyber threats, Prikryl said.

Philips
In February of this year, Philips released its Zenition mobile C-arm platform, bringing technology for image capture and processing used on the Philips Azurion image-guided therapy to mobile C-arm systems.

The new line is targeted toward vascular and orthopedic surgeons and can be wheeled from one OR to another, and has a “harmonized user interface,” said Ronald Tabaksblat, business leader for image guided therapy systems at Philips.

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