A C-arm is also called xray image intensifier and is a commonly used gadget in orthopedic surgeries. It is also used in many other procedures like gastroendoscopy, vascular surgery, neurosurgery etc.
There are two types of C-arms or fixed image intensifiers – fixed and mobile.
It is an imaging device which uses X-rays and produces a live image feed which is displayed on a TV screen. The term image intensifier refers to a special component of the machine, which allows low intensity X-rays to be amplified, resulting in a smaller dose to the patient. [Read more...]