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What Types of C-Arms Are Used Today?

Mobile C-arm machines are used for a range of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical procedures. They’re fluoroscopy devices and could be colloquially referred to as “image intensifiers.” What’s so useful about them is that they’re flexible, and thus can be used in a variety of situations. In fact – C-Arms come in different sizes including Mini C-Arms, Compact C-Arms, Full-Size C-Arms, and Super C C-Arms. Keep in mind there are also modifications for C-arms such as digital retrofit devices for analog C-arms.

Mini C-Arms

Mini-C-Arm machines are smaller systems typically used in clinics for: sports medicine, orthopedic and podiatric imaging. They generally come with a 4”/6” image intensifier. They’re ideal for performing studies or scanning extremities such as hands, feet, ankles, knees, elbows, and even shoulders. These units can be especially helpful during external reduction and fixation of fractures since the bone alignment can also be visualized in a non-invasive manner via real time.

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