A C-arm is an imaging device based on traditional X-ray technology. Its name is derived from the C-shaped arm that connects the X-ray source to the X-ray detector to make one machine. C-arm technology has advanced considerably within the last decade, making it an even more valuable tool to have in your operating room
All imaging device are useful, but some devices were created to fulfill specific needs. Take ultrasound devices and c-arm devices, for example. Both devices allow us to “see” inside of the human body, but an ultrasound device requires a skilled ultrasound technician (a sonographer) and emits a high-frequency pulse that’s most useful for imaging soft tissues, while a C-arm device uses X-ray technology that most useful for imaging bones and internal organs, even during operations.
Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI). It gives software the ability to learn from past experiences and to incorporate what it has learned into new data processing methods. The purpose of machine learning is to enable software to evolve without needing someone to provide “hand holding” through every new process.
Imaging devices are not only complex medical machines, they are also valuable investments. So when we ask if your imaging equipment will “go the distance,” we’re not asking if your machines are working right now, but whether the investment you made in them will pan out in the long run. Continue reading →
In the world of medical imaging, equipment once deemed advanced and top-of-the-line can change quickly grow obsolete and outdated. Imaging equipment, just like any other type of device, isn’t immune to breaking down and malfunctioning, either. Continue reading →
The rapid global adoption of digital radiography systems has led to a simultaneous increase in the popularity of the cloud imaging solutions that go along with them. Cloud imaging solutions offer many previously unattainable benefits to medical centers, but the 6 benefits below are perhaps the biggest and most meaningful. Continue reading →
If you are in the market for a new X-ray system, you’re looking for a system that will meet your needs, fit your budget, and operate efficiently, and inspire your confidence (of course, it wouldn’t hurt if it performed above those expectations, too). During your search, you will inevitably come across two popular models: the conventional computed radiography systems and the newer digital radiography systems. Continue reading →
Canon acquired Toshiba Medical in 2016. Toshiba Medical is one of the world’s leading companies for medical equipment. They’re known for their wide variety of products, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, X-ray systems, diagnostic ultrasound systems, diagnostic nuclear medicine systems. Toshiba Medical also offers advanced medical imaging solutions and in-vitro diagnostics that are specialized for individual care.
In the late 1800’s, a German physicist by the name of Wilhelm Röntgen accidentally discovered a new form of electromagnetic radiation. He observed a curious effect that happened when passing an electrical current through gases at low pressure – he could see through most substances and project the shadow of solid objects.