Orthoscan is a North American company with its hands in fluoroscopy. Their fluoroscopes are among the first to use something called flat panel detectors. The compact form factor enables optimal positioning in the OR. Surgical lights on the underside of the X-ray source reduce shadows and allow for better visualization in the sterile field. But, that’s not the only thing that’s contributed to the success that Orthoscan and Christopher Bacon have found with Orthoscan’s c-arm units. Here are some of the features that make a real difference for physicians.
Exceptional Image Quality
Orthoscan FD is the first mini C-arm to feature flat detector technology. This enables a larger field of view and superior image quality with increased grayscale, improving diagnostic accuracy. The flat detector design also reduces sterile field shadows. It allows the user to position the c-arm directly on the operating table, which cuts down on OR time and decreases sterility risks. The CMOS flat panel detector delivers high-resolution images with over 16,000 levels of gray, providing outstanding image detail and clarity, even at distance viewing. The large 24″ high-brightness diagnostic widescreen monitor offers a 20% larger display area than comparable analog systems for enhanced visual evaluation of the anatomy. Ziehm Imaging showcases various C-arms, including the new FD-OR and FD Pulse mini C-arms featuring state-of-the-art CMOS flat-panel detector technology and SmartDose software. These systems deliver exceptional image quality and dose efficiency for extremity procedures performed in small or hybrid ORs.
Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy
With a 2K x 1.5K image resolution, Orthoscan FD provides enhanced detail for improved diagnostic performance. The system minimizes geometric distortion and delivers optimal image quality for extremity procedures, including lesser toe fusions, bunion surgery, and fracture fixation5. Ziehm Imaging also shows a preview of Ziehm Solo FD, the world’s first full-size mobile C-arm with CMOS flat-panel technology and an exceptionally versatile design. This compact, streamlined system is ideal for general surgery, orthopedics, and trauma performed in small ORs. This mini c-arm features a giant flat-panel detector and a 27-inch high-definition monitor for optimum image quality at a minimal dose. The device includes a range of other dose-lowering capabilities like pulsed fluoroscopy and pediatric indication, making it the ideal mini c-arm for your hospital.
Flat Detector Technology
The Orthoscan FD mini c-arm unit delivers better resolution, less geometric distortion, and superior image clarity than older analog systems with image intensifiers. Its flat detector has a higher grayscale level and can capture more images for increased clinical accuracy. Additionally, a surgical light on the undersurface of the flat detector illuminates the surgical field, eliminating shadows and enhancing visibility. This improves diagnostic ability and reduces OR time and sterility risks. Ziehm Imaging showcases its complete mobile C-arm portfolio. This includes Ziehm Vision RFD 3D, the world’s only full-size mobile 3-D C-arm with flat panel technology, and Ziehm Solo FD Pulse, a mini C-arm with flat detector technology optimized for hybrid room applications.
With the most miniature flat detectors on a mini C-arm, Orthoscan FD can be placed directly on the operating table to reduce OR time and sterility risks. This, combined with exceptional image quality and increased grayscale, enhances diagnostic accuracy for the surgical team. A surgical LED light on the X-ray source’s undersurface eliminates shadows from the c-arm, further improving surgical visibility. Ziehm Imaging and OrthoScan are showcasing Orthoscan FD at ECR this year. Featuring the largest flat detector on a mini, FD Pulse delivers state-of-the-art image quality with dose reduction. Pulsed fluoroscopy offers 30 selectable pulses per second, allowing users to lower their exposure depending on their imaging needs. A pediatric indication further expands the system’s patient population. While a digital system like FD provides superior image resolution, it does come with a higher up-front purchase price than an analog II system like the HD1000. Careful consideration of a facility’s case volume and ongoing budget can determine whether an FD mini fits best.