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Imaging device helps surgeons provide quality care

Imaging device helps surgeons provide quality care

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville staff treats a wide-ranging and diverse set of conditions. Many conditions require surgery on an arm, leg, hand or foot. To ensure accurate placement of screws or plates in an extremity while the patient is still in the operating room, an X-ray may be required.

At the Greenville Shriners Hospital, the mini C-arm is utilized for these images, making it possible to focus the X-ray on a specific limb or appendage.

“The compact and mobile design of the mini C-arm allows for the equipment to be readily available for use in any operating room,” said Radiology Director Wanda Coker, CRA, BHS, FAHRA. “The shape of the C-arm aids in targeting a specific body part for imaging. By isolating the extremity, exposure to radiation is reduced for both the patient and the clinician.”

Dual monitors give the surgeon the ability to view two images at the same time. Coker says that this, combined with high-resolution imaging, grants the surgical team an overall better view of the X-ray.

“Because of this modern technology, optimum efficiency in the X-ray process is achieved,” explained Coker.

Like many state-of-the-art pieces of technology in use at the Greenville Shriners Hospital, acquisition of the convenient and safe mini C-arm was made possible thanks to the generous support of donors.